Teach for Australia in NSW

Australian Catholic U will deliver the degree

The NSW state government adopts Teach for Australia, whereby mid-career professionals train to become school teachers.  People in the NSW programme will do a masters of teaching with Australian Catholic U.

“This is not about cutting corners; it is about rethinking the way we do teacher training to ensure future teachers have the hands-on experience they need to build their confidence and improve their practice,” says Education Minister Sarah Mitchell.

The coalition government signalled in 2020 it would bring the programme to NSW.

The Quality Initial Teacher Education Review last year made the case for programmes like TFA, “the prior learning of well‑qualified, suitable, mid‑career changers with skills in areas of high demand should be better recognised, with the goal of reducing to one year the time taken to complete a secondary teaching qualification.” QITR called for  “securing long term funding” for it.