Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

27 September 2019

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Strengthening our Teaching Workforce

A continued partnership between the Government and Teach for Australia (TFA) is strengthening our plan to increase student retention rates and create a job-ready generation of young Tasmanians.

An in-principle agreement is in place for a fourth cohort of up to 19 TFA Associates in 2020-2021, which is a unique program providing an alternative pathway into teaching.

The program supports the Government to attract staff in specialised subject areas, particularly in regional and remote locations.

It also delivers on the Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s election commitment to extend all high schools to Years 11 and 12.

Following an intensive teaching study program, TFA Associates will teach at selected schools for a minimum of two years, while concurrently studying a Master of Teaching through the Australian Catholic University.

The Government has partnered with TFA since 2017, supporting 34 Associates to undertake teaching qualifications in 18 Secondary Schools across Tasmania.

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government knows this partnership will help build a qualified, motivated and innovative workforce to support our growing economy.

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