The Leadership Development Program is both challenging and unique. To be eligible for this Program, you must meet several criteria – based on our funding and impact model.
In order to make the change that is needed in our schools, we are committed to placing subject specialists in the classrooms that need them. However, placement depends on the school demand for those subjects that incoming Associates are qualified to teach.
What you are qualified to teach during the two-year program depends on your academic studies, and differs between placement jurisdictions. If you do receive an offer to the program, we will work with you to understand where you will be able to make the most impact. We will conduct a thorough transcript assessment, and then inform you of potential subject areas and where the best chance of placement may be.
On your application please include all the tertiary study you have completed, including units from overseas universities. Please also include your Weighted Average Mark (WAM). Learn how to calculate your WAM here.
You can determine your eligibility for the Leadership Development Program (LDP) by analysing your undergraduate university transcript(s) to understand if you qualify for a learning area and whether you meet our academic benchmarks:
|Chemistry||Can include some Engineering units||Open|
|English||Units studied must include at least a part in Literature||Open|
|Languages other than English||Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Spanish and Japanese||Open|
|Mathematics||Can include some Engineering units||Open|
|Music||Units studied must include a practical component||Open|
|Physics||Can include some Engineering units||Open|
|ICT & Digital Technology||Can include some Engineering, Robotics and Coding units||Open|
|Drama||Can include Theatre Studies||Open|
|English as a Second Language||TESOL||Open|
|Environmental Science||Closed – will reopen February 2020|
|Health||Units studied must cover Human Development, Nutrition, Family and Health||Closed – will reopen February 2020|
|Legal Studies||Does not include Criminology||Open|
|Media||Can include Journalism and Communications units||Open|
|Psychology||Closed – will reopen February 2020|
|Physical Education||To register to teach PE, you must have:
(1) units in Human Development, Nutrition or Health; (2) Current First Aid certificate (Emergency First Aid Level 2); (3) Current AusSwim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety certificate; and (4) Proof of Skills acquisition: fundamental motor skills, ball handling, dance, games, fitness education, athletics, aquatics, sport education
|Religious Education||Closed – will reopen February 2020|
|Visual arts||Units studied must include 25% practical units||Open|
We encourage all levels of experience to apply for the LDP. However, to ensure we are placing subject specialists in our classrooms, if you completed your study prior to 2009, we will ask you to provide evidence that you have been active in your field of expertise within the last ten years.
Learning area: Our university partner offers training and support in subject areas that are in demand for Associate teaching placements. Applicants determine the learning area(s) for which they are eligible by analysing their university transcript(s) to understand where a course of study at university aligns.
Major study: A total of three-quarters of a year of successful full-time university study (or part-time equivalent), usually comprising sequential discipline study taken over three years. In most Australian courses, this equates to six units, with two or more units at second year level, and no less than two at a third year level.
Minor study: A total of half a year of successful full-time university study (or part-time equivalent), usually comprising sequential discipline study taken over two years. In most Australian courses, this equates to four units, with no less than two at a second year level.
Part: A total of one-quarter of a year of successful full-time university study (or part-time equivalent). In most Australian courses, this equates to two units.