The Federal Government has announced an $18.1 million Teach Next initiative that will aim to provide a new employment-based pathway for experienced and skilled people seeking employment in the teaching sector.


The initiative will be open to professionals in areas currently experiencing teacher shortages, such as mathematics and the sciences. It will offer an initial intensive training period, before the employment-based training over two to three years is undertaken in a school. The $18.1 million fund will aim to create 450 places over four years.


The initiative will be delivered through a tender process and consist of the following elements:

  • Delivery of an employment-based teacher education Postgraduate Diploma of Teaching which includes funding of up to 50 per cent of total course fees for each participant;
  • Recruitment and selection for the program and the matching and placement of participants; and
  • A training supplement of up to $5,000 to contribute to the study costs of undertaking the postgraduate study and provide for the relocation to a hard-to- staff/regional school.