Expansion of the High Achieving Teachers Program

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Grant applications are now open for providers to deliver the High Achieving Teachers (HAT) Program pilot expansion.

The grants offer an opportunity for the successful provider or providers to trial new and innovative employment-based pathways to attract new teachers into schools most in need. This includes more teachers from a diverse range of backgrounds, more STEM teachers, First Nations peoples, people with disability, teacher aides and people based in remote locations.

Successful providers will support participants to complete their accredited teaching qualification and make a successful transition into teaching, providing them with the foundation and skills they need to enter the classroom. The HAT Program expansion will assist teacher employers by recruiting participants with the skills, experience, and personal characteristics that schools need.

Action 3 of the National Teacher Workforce Action Plan commits to funding 1,500 more places in the High Achieving Teachers Program. This grant opportunity aims to fill the remaining 1,395 places. The National Teacher Workforce Action Plan addresses the challenges of Australia’s teacher workforce shortages.

Applications close on 5pm (AEST) on 5 June 2024.

Learn more and apply at GrantConnect.

Correct at time of publication.