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About the Program

The Teachers of STEM Initiative is an innovative response to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to succeed in STEM. It is an initiative that has been developed by The Stronger Smarter Institute, through funding provided by the National Indigenous Australians Agency through the Indigenous Girls STEM Academy.

The objectives of the Teachers of STEM Initiative are to:   

  • support Indigenous women to complete STEM teaching qualifications;  
  • improve the STEM educational experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, particularly women and girls; 
  • increase the number of Indigenous women teaching STEM in schools 

Successful applicants will receive the following support to assist them in gaining a recognised STEM teaching qualification:

  • Scholarship support to help with the costs associated with studying
  • Mentoring support from Indigenous teachers and STEM professionals
  • Customised professional development programs
  • Networking and partnership opportunities

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How to Apply

  1. Read the guidelines about eligibility criteria, the application process and tips on how to submit a strong application
  2. Download the application document and pre-fill your application, you can also film or record your responses and submit them. If you are recording your responses please email Liz.Kupsch@strongersmarter.com.au for submission instructions.
  3. Submit your application through our online portal

To be eligible for this Initiative you must:

  • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander woman
  • Be willing to study an undergraduate STEM teaching qualification or;
  • Be prepared to upgrade your existing teaching qualification with an approved STEM course or;
  • Be prepared to study a Masters of Teaching to support your existing STEM qualification
  • Be committed to transforming Indigenous students educational outcomes

Ready to Apply?

Download and complete the application form.

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Submit Application

To submit a video or audio file of your application please contact Liz.Kupsch@strongersmarter.com.au for instructions.

Submit your application before the 27/06/2020 23:59pm (AEST)


Funded by the National Indigenous Australians Agency.