Sponsored Training Education Program

Sponsored Training Education Program


tuition grant


Study completion grant


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Applications are now open

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Approved teachers, you could get paid while you study full-time or part-time to become a teacher of a high-demand subject area or specialist teacher and be guaranteed a permanent position in a NSW public school with the Sponsored Training Education Program (STEP). STEP recipients get:

  • $5000 for one year of full-time study (paid pro-rata for part-time study)
  • $300 general purpose allowance
  • up to eight days relief per year (paid to school)
  • $2500 study completion grant
  • permanent appointment to a NSW public school in a high-demand location (ie western and south-western Sydney, and rural or remote NSW) on completion of studies.
  • (if relocating to an area of staffing need and eligible for Transferred Officers Compensation) $3000 appointment allowance.

Find out if STEP could support you in acquiring additional competencies in one of these high-demand subject areas or specialist teaching areas:

Check your eligibility

Find out if you're eligible to apply.

Be inspired

Hear from some STEP recipients about how they've benefited from the program.

Read the FAQs

Get answers to your questions about STEP.

Talk to us

Contact our sponsored training team via sponsoredtraining@det.nsw.edu.au or phone 1300 300 634