FAQs

Get answers to your questions about the Every Student, Every School: Learning and Support Sponsorship for teachers and executive teachers.

Who is eligible to apply?
What's the maximum number of years I can study under the sponsorship?
How do I apply?
I applied for sponsorship last year but was unsuccessful. Can I apply again?
Can I apply if I am on LWOP?
What does the selection process involve?
Will successful and unsuccessful applicants be notified of the outcome?
What are the commitments of a sponsorship recipient?
When are sponsorship recipients paid their annual training and general purpose allowances?
What are the taxation implications regarding the sponsorship allowances and study completion grant?
Where can I find out more?



Who is eligible to apply?

Permanent NSW public school teachers who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for the Every Student, Every School: Learning and Support Sponsorship.

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What's the maximum number of years I can study under the sponsorship?

Sponsorship recipients must complete the nominated course or studies within two years.

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How do I apply?

Applications must be submitted using the application form – click the "APPLY NOW" button on the ESES Learning and Support Sponsorship for teachers webpage. You will need proof of application to enrol and a recommendation from your principal to apply.

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I applied for sponsorship last year but was unsuccessful. Can I apply again?

Yes, if you meet the eligibility criteria.

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Can I apply if I am on LWOP?

Yes, you can apply for sponsorship if you are on leave without pay (LWOP) provided you have not had a break from teaching for more than five years.

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What does the selection process involve?

Sponsorship offers are dependent on the applicant:

  1. meeting the eligibility criteria
  2. being accepted into the required masters
  3. entering into a Deed of Agreement, a legally binding agreement that outlines the responsibilities of both the sponsorship applicant and the department.

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Will successful and unsuccessful applicants be notified of the outcome?

Yes. Both unsuccessful and successful applicants are notified of the outcome via email once the selection process is completed.

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What are the commitments of a sponsorship recipient?

Successful applicants are required to sign a Deed of Agreement (PDF 56 KB) with the department, committing them to:

  1. successfully completed the required masters
  2. teach in a NSW public school for a minimum of one year following completion of the masters.

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When are sponsorship recipients paid their annual training and general purpose allowances?

Sponsorship recipients are paid their first $5,000 allowance on receipt of a signed Deed of Agreement. The second $5,000 allowance will be paid after 50% of the masters has been completed and the $3,000 study completion grant will be paid on proof of completion of the masters. The allowances are paid in conjunction with salary in the form of an electronic funds transfer (EFT) directly into the nominated bank account.

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What are the taxation implications regarding the sponsorship allowances and study completion grant?

The allowances and study completion grant will be included as part of your taxable income.

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Where can I find out more?

If you can't find answers to your questions in the above FAQs, contact us on 1300 300 498.

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