Teacher and SASS exchange

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Exchange Programs provide opportunities for NSW public school teachers and school administrative and support staff to work overseas and interstate to exchange ideas and knowledge and to observe different educational practices.


Participants exchange schools and personal accommodation with overseas or interstate teachers or administrative and support staff for one year, beginning in January or July of each year.

Who can apply?

Teacher Exchange Program

Full-time permanent teachers, including principals and executive teachers, in NSW public schools and TAFE NSW institutes with at least five years teaching experience.

School Administrative and Support Staff (SASS) Exchange Program

Full-time permanent or long-term temporary school administrative and support staff in New South Wales public schools with at least five years service with the Department of Education and Communities.

When do applications close?

Applications for the 2015 exchange programs close on 20 December 2013. However, late applications will be accepted as vacancies sometimes arise due to applicants withdrawing from the program. Please contact the Exchange Programs office to discuss a late application.

Ongoing exchange opportunities and information will be available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teacherexchangensw.


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Further information


Exchange Programs
Staffing Services
NSW Department of Education and Communities
Locked Bag 7003

Tracy Davies, Senior Project Officer
Phone: (02) 4224 9085
Fax: (02) 4224 9392
Email: corporate.exchangeprograms@det.nsw.edu.au