Applications Open For New Teacher Scholarships And Training Opportunities

Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott today urged student teachers from the Hills to apply for the new cadetships and internships, announced as part of the NSW government’s Great Teaching, Inspired Learning reforms.

 Applications are now open for: 

  • 10 Internship Placements – for high-achieving final-year teacher education students to be employed as paraprofessionals in schools prior to graduation and;
  • 10 Cadetship Placements – for high-achieving school leavers to be employed as part-time paraprofessionals in classrooms from the start of their teacher training.

 Mr Elliott said the new cadetships and internships are designed to attract and retain the best and brightest new teachers.

 “Teaching is the single-most important in-school influence on student performance. The new incentives for beginning teachers are designed to attract the best people into teaching degrees, and also support them once they enter the classroom,” Mr Elliott said.

 “High-achieving final year school students, who intend to study teaching, are able to apply for the cadetship placements available in NSW government schools.

 “In their first year the cadets will support teachers in non-classroom roles, but in their second and subsequent years, cadets will support teachers in all aspects of their role, including in the classroom.

 “High-achieving final year teaching students are able to apply for internships in NSW government schools, where their role will be similar to that of the cadets’ second and subsequent year duties.

 Applications for programmes close on Friday 15 November 2013. For information on how to apply, please visit: www.dec.nsw.gov.au/gtil-initial-teacher-education