The GRP Aboriginal Initiative

The Graduate Recruitment Program: Aboriginal initiative

Are you a graduate interested in teaching in a school with significant Aboriginal student enrolments?

The department is committed to improving outcomes for Aboriginal students in NSW public schools, and aims to attract high achieving graduate teachers to work in schools with significant Aboriginal student enrolments.

You can apply to the GRP: Aboriginal initiative as part of your GRP application.

How to apply for the GRP: Aboriginal initiative

You can apply for the GRP: Aboriginal initiative through the online GRP application process.

Simply select the option in your application to indicate your interest in the Aboriginal initiative. You will also have to email interviews@det.nsw.edu.au to request an extended personal suitability interview with an Aboriginal officer.

You will then need to prepare an eligibility statement and suitability criteria statement and bring these to your interview (in addition to the supporting statement you complete for your GRP interview). These statements must address the five suitability criteria for employment as a teacher in a school with significant Aboriginal enrolments. The statement should not exceed two pages and should be prepared from the following template:

Template and guidelines for GRP: Aboriginal initiative supporting statement (PDF 74KB)

You will be considered for employment in schools with significant Aboriginal student enrolments (20% of enrolments or 20 or more students) within the nominated locations on your online application.

Information about schools and enrolments can be found at the MySchool website.

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