Applications are now closed

Applications for Cohort 2020 are now closed. Applications for Cohort 2021 of the Leadership Development Program will reopen in February.


Express your interest

Not sure if the program is right for you? You can register your interest to learn more from our recruitment team. We’ll ask for your contact and background information to confirm your eligibility for the program. If you’re eligible, we’ll get in touch.

Register your interest

Get in touch

The recruitment team is here to help. If you have any questions about the program, aren’t sure if this program is right for you or want to know how to put your best foot forward in your application, email us. We’ll be in touch within a few days.

Email us

What happens after you apply?

  • Phone interview: If your online application is successful, you’ll be invited to participate in a phone interview. You’ll chat to a Teach For Australia representative for approximately 30 minutes about your application. This will allow us to better understand your experiences and motivations.
  • Virtual Interview: If you are successful in your phone interview, we will invite you to interview virtually. Here we will gain a deeper knowledge of your skills and mindsets.
  • Selection day: If you progress to this final stage, you’ll be invited to attend a half-day of assessment activities including a group activity and a sample teaching lesson.
  • Offer and placement: Once an offer is received and accepted, the process of matching you to an eligible partner school will begin. The placement process takes into account the subjects that you’re eligible to teach, the flexibility of your placement preferences and the context and requirements of our partner schools. In 2018, 49% of Associates moved interstate for their placement. Whilst we strive to take your preferences into account, willingness to be placed where the need is greatest increases chances of successful placement. We aim for placement to be confirmed by November, allowing you time to connect with your school and plan for potential relocation.

We now operate on a rolling recruitment basis. This means that we review and communicate an outcome on your application within 3 weeks of you submitting your application. We have three rounds of in-person selection days each year with limited numbers of places available. Currently, we are accepting applications for all possible learning areas, but this does change throughout the year based on the number of applicants who have already submitted. Therefore, we recommend submitting your application at your earliest convenience to give you the best possible chance of maximising the number of learning areas that you are eligible for.