Pathways to teaching

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

Information about scholarships and initiatives available to candidates looking for pathways into teaching careers.

A number of scholarships and incentives are available for candidates with the right skills and attributes to make great teachers.

Scholarships and incentives

Rural Scholarship Program

The Rural Scholarship Program provides one-off financial support to rural and disadvantaged students commencing a course that provides a rigorous pathway into an undergraduate Initial Teacher Education (ITE) qualification. For more information, see: Rural Scholarship Program

Student Teacher Rural Practicum Placement Program

The Student Teacher Rural Practicum Placement program provides financial incentives for pre-service teachers to access positive learning experiences through placement in a rural or outer regional Victorian government school.       

Contact the Professional Experience Coordinator at your university to find out what support is available for you to complete a practicum placement in a rural school.  

Incentives to attract graduate teachers

The New Graduate Incentive program provides financial support for graduates to teach in Victorian government schools, and specifically to teach in rural and regional schools and difficult to recruit curriculum areas. For more information, see: Incentives to Attract Graduate Teachers

Teach for Australia

Teach for Australia is a program designed to attract high achieving graduates, young professionals and career-changers, to work in Victorian government secondary schools serving disadvantaged communities. For more information, see: Teach for Australia

Melbourne Graduate School of Education Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship

Melbourne Graduate School of Education Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship is a program designed to attract quality graduates to enter the teaching profession through employment based pathways. For more information, see: MGSE Internship

Graduate Teacher Recruitment Program

The Teacher Graduate Recruitment Program assists recent teaching graduates to find a position in a Victorian government school. The program actively supports the employment of graduates in government schools by identifying vacancies for recent graduates. For more information, see: Help for Graduate Teachers to Find a Job

Financial assistance

There are a number of supports available to help you to complete your initial teacher education or alternative pathway course. For more information, see: Financial Assistance

Induction for New and Beginning Teachers

The Department provides guidance, tools and training to support the induction of new teachers. For more information, see: Induction for New and Beginning Teachers

Other Supports and Resources

A number of other supports and resources are available, including:

Victorian Institute of Teaching

The Victorian Institute of Teaching is an independent statutory authority for the teaching profession, whose primary function is to regulate members of the teaching profession by enforcing high ethical and professional standards for teachers. For more information, see: Victorian Institute of Teaching

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) provides national leadership for the Australian State and Territories in promoting excellence in the profession of teaching and school leadership. For more information, see AITSL

Excellence in Teacher Reforms

In November 2016 a number of reforms were announced to improve the quality of teaching in Victoria. The reforms seek to ensure high-quality pathways into the teaching profession for candidates from diverse backgrounds. For more information, see: Excellence in Teaching and Learning