Future Teachers Bursary


If you’re in year 11 or 12 and want to become a teacher, some Higher Education Institutions (often referred to as universities) offer programs that allow you to start studying subjects toward your teaching degree before you graduate high school.

If you have been accepted into one of these programs, we can provide additional financial and peer support to get you started in your teaching career with our Future Teachers Bursary.

Why you should apply

You can finish your teaching degree faster as you will have completed some of the required tertiary subjects while you’re still at school.

The cost of the subjects you study while at school will be covered. Generally, universities cover payment for the first unit you complete. If the cost isn’t already funded, we’ll cover the total cost of the tertiary unit.

You will also receive up to $200 to help cover study costs related to your program. This may include text books, stationery, photocopying, and campus visits.

Who the bursary is for

To apply you must:

How to apply

  • Talk to your parents first and then apply to one of the approved university programs.
  • Once accepted and selected your unit/s of study, talk to your school about applying for the Future Teachers Bursary.
  • Your school will need to complete the Future Teachers Bursary application form on your behalf.

They must provide:

  • evidence that you have been accepted into a program and education unit/s
  • evidence of payment of fees for education unit/s (if applicable)
  • your parent's permission to apply for the bursary.

Applications for the Future Teacher Bursary are currently open.

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Terms, conditions and other important information

You must have permission from your school principal (or delegate) and a parent/guardian to apply.

You may only apply for one bursary payment per unit. If you are studying more than one unit in a semester, you will need to complete an additional bursary application.

Bursary payments will be made to the school, who will then reimburse funds to you, where relevant.

The payment is intended to be used to assist with study expenses related to the program only.

If you withdraw from your program after receiving the payment, you may be required to repay the bursary.

Further information

If you have questions about any of the programs listed above (like start dates, campus attendance and study loads) you can contact the relevant university directly.

If you want to know more about our Future Teachers Bursary, you can email the Future Teachers team.

Last updated 15 July 2019