Teaching Scholarship Scheme
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The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (VIC) offers financial incentives to final year student teachers and new graduates to take up employment in hard-to-staff teaching vacancies. A number of scholarships are available to people who are studying an approved course of teacher training in any Australian university. The scholarship benefit includes a cash payment and ongoing employment, in order to attract the brightest and best teacher graduates to teach in Victorian government schools, particularly in priority curriculum and geographic areas.
The scholarship is available to: students undertaking a 1-year Diploma of Education; students in the second year of a 2-year postgraduate teacher education program; and students in the final year of a teaching degree course. The scholarship is also available to qualified teachers not currently employed by the Department and completing the final year of study in an approved postgraduate program in special education. Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.
The scholarship provides a taxable lump sum payment of up to $11,000. The successful applicant will be placed on the payroll by the school and receive a scholarship benefit of up to $7,000. In some instances where the successful appointee remains in the same school, a retention payment (up to $4,000) may be paid in the fourth year of the appointment.