Rural teacher exchange

A Rural teacher exchange gives you

The opportunity to explore your teaching in a new context
Any additional entitlements applicable to the host school
The opportunity to accrue 12 hours of BOSTES registered teacher professional learning credit

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Permanent NSW public school teachers, you could spend 12 months experiencing a different teaching environment in another NSW public school through the Rural Teacher Exchange Program.

Teachers in metro areas considering teaching in rural or remote NSW, this is your chance to experience a rural school environment and immerse yourself in the local community and all that teaching in the country offers.

Teachers in rural areas, you can explore teaching in a metro setting for a year while retaining your home position. This could be your opportunity to broaden your teaching experience in a metro school environment, with access to the variety of cultural, sporting and social activities that cities offer.

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Connect with us and other teachers interested in a rural or international teacher exchange through the Teacher Exchange NSW Facebook page.

Talk to us

Contact our teacher exchange team via or phone 02 4224 9085.

Rural and Remote Education: A blueprint for action

The Rural Teacher Exchange Program is an initiative of the Rural and Remote Education – A blueprint for action (PDF 1.77 MB) and priority will be given to exchanges that best support the goals of the blueprint.