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Student Resource Package – Targeted Initiatives

Teach Today and Teach Tomorrow Programs (Reference 135)

Teach Today and Teach Tomorrow (TTTT) programs seek to boost the supply of teachers in Victorian government schools, particularly in outer-metropolitan, rural and remote locations and in priority subject areas. The department is working in partnership with the following Initial Teacher Education (ITE) providers to attract and train local teachers:

  • Australian Catholic University (ACU)
  • Deakin University
  • Federation University
  • La Trobe University (Nexus)
  • RMIT
  • Teach For Australia (ACU)
  • Victoria University
  • the University of Melbourne.

The TTTT programs provide teaching students with paid employment in Victorian government schools as education support staff or teaching paraprofessionals while they complete an undergraduate or postgraduate teaching degree.

Teach Today students receive a $2,400 department scholarship for the initial intensive study period prior to working in a classroom as a pre-service teacher for 18 to 24 months.

Teach Tomorrow students receive a $15,000 department scholarship while they study for the first 6 to 12 months prior to being employed as education support staff or pre-service teachers for the remainder of their studies.

All students who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander will also receive an additional $15,000 department scholarship to support them during the program.

All students who relocate to a rural or regional school for the employment element of the program may also be eligible for a $2,000 relocation incentive to assist with relocation costs.

CRT payments will be allocated directly to participating schools at a rate of 6 CRT days per participating student teacher to support the host school in releasing the mentor teacher from the classroom to spend time mentoring the participating student during their employment.

Targeted school support funding is available to eligible schools interested in hosting a student to mitigate financial barriers. Approximately $31,000 will be provided to eligible schools facing budget constraints, level of hard-to-staff and consultation with the relevant regional office.

Refer to: Employment-Based Degrees: Teach Today and Teach Tomorrow Programs.

Eligibility

  • Primary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • P-12 Schools
  • Specialist Schools

Specifically, schools must be hosting students as part of this program to be eligible for this allocation.

Students enrolled in an employment-based program with the Australian Catholic University (ACU), Deakin University, Federation University, La Trobe University (Nexus), RMIT, Teach For Australia, Victoria University, and the University of Melbourne are completing a Master of Teaching Secondary while being hosted by a secondary or specialist school through Teach Today and Teach Tomorrow programs.

Students enrolled in the employment-based program with La Trobe University (Nexus) are completing a Master of Teaching Primary while being hosted by a Primary or specialist school through Teach Today and Teach Tomorrow programs.

Funding will be allocated in instalments in March (confirmed) and August (indicative cycle) through credit and cash funding and is calculated by the program area.

Rates

Scholarship rates

  • Teach Today program students receive a $2,400 department scholarship.
  • Teach Tomorrow program students receive a $15,000 department scholarship.
  • All students who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander will also receive an additional $15,000 department scholarship.

CRT rates

CRT payments will be allocated directly to participating schools at a rate of 6 CRT days per participating student teacher to support the host school in releasing the mentor teacher from the classroom to spend time mentoring the participating student during their employment. CRT rate will be the ministerial rate.

Targeted support payments

Targeted school support funding is available to eligible schools interested in hosting a student to mitigate financial barriers. Approximately $31,000 will be provided to eligible schools facing budget constraints, level of hard-to-staff and consultation with the relevant regional office.

Relocation expenses

All students who relocate to a rural or regional school for the employment element of the program may also be eligible for a $2,000 relocation incentive to assist with relocation costs.

Please note the allocations do not include payroll tax and superannuation and will not attract these charges in the SRP Budget Management report.

Further Information

Teach the Future websiteExternal Link

The Program team: teach.today.teach.tomorrow@education.vic.gov.au

Reference 135 of the SRP Guide, providing information on Teach Today and Teach Tomorrow Programs

Reviewed 01 January 2024

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