Eligibility criteria

Find out if you're eligible to apply for the Sponsored Training Education Program. To apply, you will need to:

  1. be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  2. be an approved teacher with a minimum of two years full-time equivalent teaching experience (note: a recommendation from your principal and two referees is required as part of the application process)
  3. be one of the following:
  4. be willing to enter into a Deed of Agreement (PDF 233 KB), a legally binding agreement that outlines the responsibilities of both the sponsorship recipient and the department. The agreement also states the duration of the sponsorship as no more than double the minimum length of time required to complete the nominated course of study
  5. be willing to accept appointment as a permanent full-time teacher to a NSW public school in a geographic area of workforce need (i.e. western and south-western Sydney, and rural or remote NSW) on completion of your studies for a minimum period of three years (or two years in identified schools).

Further information

If you can't find answers to your questions in the FAQs, contact the sponsored training team via sponsored training@det.nsw.edu.au or phone 1300 300 634.