How to Apply

Read the guidelines about eligibility criteria, the application process and tips on how to submit a strong application

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 for submission instructions.

Submit your application through our online portal

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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 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student educational outcomes


What Support is Available? 


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 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander teachers and STEM professionals
    • Customised professional development programs
    • Networking and partnership opportunities

When to apply

Applications for the Teachers of STEM Initiative are now open throughout the year.

Applications can be submitted for the following Semester 

Notification of progression to interview stage: March and September 

Interviews conducted: April and October

Notification of outcome: May and November



Funded by National Indigenous Australian's Agency