About Teach For Australia

Our vision is of an Australia where all children, regardless of background, attain an excellent education.

In Australia, children from the lowest income households are on average three years behind in school. Teach For Australia is an innovative non-profit organisation and part of a global movement dedicated to developing leadership in classrooms and communities to ensure all children achieve their potential.

We work tirelessly to elevate the amazing potential of all children with the vision of what could be possible to realise an Australia that truly provides equality of opportunity for all children. Fundamental to achieving this vision is to get great leaders into classrooms as teachers through our Leadership Development Program.

We recruit Australia’s future leaders and inspire, connect and empower them to a lifetime of action –activated by the classroom.

As a collective force—educators, advocates, entrepreneurs, policymakers, community members—we strive for the aspirations of students and families. We are helping to tackle educational disadvantage through the two key levers that research shows impact students outcomes: teacher quality and leadership. In nine years, we have placed over 670 Associates into more than 150 schools, ultimately helping to change the lives of over 130,000 students.

We are part of a global network with a shared vision for expanded educational opportunity.

Teach For Australia is proud to be a member of the growing Teach For All global network of nearly 50 independent, locally led and funded partner organisations with a shared vision for expanded educational opportunity in their countries.


“After finishing my electrical engineering degree, I wanted a challenge. I wanted to do
something different that would have a positive societal influence.”

— Ammar Aldaoud (cohort 2013)

“The program allowed me to work and study at the same time, as well as becoming a teacher much more quickly than the other pathways. Apart from the benefits of being able to change careers straight away without completely giving up a source of income, the vision of the program really resonated with me.”

— Ying Qin (cohort 2016)

“It’s fast-paced, intense and hugely rewarding. Schools are such complex organisations to work in. You develop strong stakeholder engagement, communication, project management, data analysis, conflict management, and of course leadership skills.”

— Ash Duggan (cohort 2013)

“Being an Associate taught me to look at the big picture, to use initiative, to take risks and not just to notice problems, but to aim to help solve them. All of these skills are useful in any workplace.”

— Amy Haywood (cohort 2013)

Benefits of working at Teach For Australia

    • Earn a full salary with benefits
    • Earn a Masters of Teaching on an assisted scholarship
    • Global network
    • Make a social impact
    • One-on-one coaching
    • Opportunity to be challenged with responsibility from day one
    • Targeted professional development


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