The Rockliff Liberal Government is dishing out $1.2 million for a scholarship program, trying to bulk up the teacher ranks in Tasmania.
Minister for Education, Children and Youth, Roger Jaensch announced the new scholarship program will be made available to eligible Bachelor of Education and Master of Teaching students studying full-time at the University of Tasmania from 2024.
“Our Government is doing what matters for Tasmanians by delivering on our long-term plan to boost teacher numbers,” Minister Jaensch said.
“We know there is strong interest in teaching as a career, but also that the cost of relocation, accommodation and living away from home might discourage some students from enrolling, particularly if they live in regional areas. These scholarships aim to reduce those barriers.”
“Eligible students will be able to receive up to $31,000 as part of the Teach Tasmania Scholarship program.”
“Delivered in partnership with the University of Tasmania, the scholarship will make it easier for students in challenging circumstances to enter the Bachelor of Education, while also supporting our high-achieving graduates into the Master of Teaching.”
“The scholarship will support relocation and accommodation costs as well as the cost-of-living pressures affecting students.”
There will be 50 initial Teach Tasmania scholarships available for eligible students who enrolled in the Bachelor of Education or Master of Teaching in 2023 or who have applied to these courses for 2024.
Recipients need to be Tasmanian residents, undertake their placements in Tasmanian government schools and study full-time throughout their degree.
“The Rockliff Liberal Government is investing in our education sector to continue to make Tasmania the best place to live, work and raise a family,” Minister Jaensch said.
Applications are open until December 1 at 5pm.
Bachelor of Education or Master of Teaching students who can demonstrate financial need can apply here.
Other Master of Teaching students can apply here.
For more information, please contact Teach.Tasmania@utas.edu.au