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Country professional experience placement scholarships

Take the chance to experience teaching in country South Australia. Pre-service teachers can receive scholarships for professional experience placements in schools and preschools in 2023.

Applications for 2023 scholarships have now closed.

Benefits

When you teach in regional South Australia you will:

  • grow your employment prospects
  • make more of an impact on the lives of the students you teach and community you live in
  • get the chance to learn more about the country region you go to, with an induction into the area and opportunity to explore.

Eligibility

Each university has different requirements for assessment. This will impact when you can participate in the scholarship.

To be eligible to apply you must be a pre-service teacher in 2023, studying at 1 of the following universities.

Flinders University in your:

  • fourth year undergraduate degree
  • second year postgraduate degree.

Tabor in your:

  • third year undergraduate degree
  • second year postgraduate degree.

University of Adelaide in your:

  • fourth year undergraduate degree
  • second year postgraduate degree.

UniSA in your:

  • third year undergraduate degree
  • fourth year undergraduate degree (by negotiation).

How to apply

Applications for 2023 scholarships have now closed.

What’s included

The scholarship includes financial support such as:

  • accommodation during your placement
  • travel to and from your placement site – this may be subsidised if you are driving
  • living expenses while you’re on placement, including meals
  • in some cases, financial support for your housing expenses back home.

It also includes:

  • induction to the local community and site
  • facilitated networking with other participants
  • a strong connection with the department.

You can nominate to go with a fellow pre-service teacher.

Information sessions

The Information sessions have now concluded.

Workforce Design and Attraction

Phone: 8226 1456
Emailteachincountry [at] sa.gov.au