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Australian Government Postgraduate Scholarship 2024

Commonwealth Teaching Scholarships deliver on Action 2 under the National Teacher Workforce Action Plan to help attract high quality candidates into the teaching profession and to help address teacher workforce shortages.

Applications are strongly encouraged from school leavers and career changers who meet the eligibility criteria and who are high-achieving students (with an ATAR of 80 or above or equivalent academic result), First Nations peoples, people for whom English is an additional language or dialect, people with disability, people from regional, rural or remote locations, mid-career professionals or people from low socio-economic backgrounds, who aspire to a rewarding career in teaching.

Scholarships will be available over five rounds from 2024 to 2028 with up to 1,000 scholarships per year to be offered.

The first round of scholarships are now open for students commencing ITE programs in the first semester/study period of 2024.

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Australia Government Postgraduate Scholarship

Application Deadline14 Jan 2024
Value$20,000
Country to studyAustralia
TypePostgraduate
SponsorAustralian Government
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of Australia Government Postgraduate Scholarship

Commonwealth Teaching Scholarships support new postgraduate teaching students to meet the costs of their study in exchange for teaching in government schools or government-run early learning settings for a period of time after graduating from their degree.

Scholarships of  up to $20,000 for full-time postgraduate ITE students ($10,000 per year for a two?year qualification).


Requirements for Australia Government Postgraduate Scholarship Qualification

To apply you must be a person living in Australia who is:

  • an Australian citizen
  • a permanent resident
  • a holder of a permanent humanitarian visa; or
  • a New Zealand citizen living in Australia.

To apply in Round One, you must be commencing an accredited ITE program in the first semester/study period of 2024. You must also be willing to commit to teaching for up to four years (undergraduate) and up to two years (postgraduate) in a government school or government-run early learning setting.

Applications are strongly encouraged from school leavers and career changers who meet the eligibility criteria and who are high-achieving students (with an ATAR of 80 or above or equivalent academic result), First Nations peoples, people for whom English is an additional language or dialect, people with disability, mid-career professionals, people from regional, rural or remote locations or people from low socio-economic backgrounds, who aspire to a rewarding career in teaching.

Interview date, Process and Venue for Australia Government Postgraduate Scholarship

Key dates for Round One

Open now - 14 January 2024

  • Application period.

January – February 2024

  • Assessment period.

February – March 2024

  • Conditional offers made.

Semester one 2024

  • Scholarship offers finalised and funding commences.

Application Deadline

January 14, 2024


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Australian Government on submit.dese.gov.au to apply

Round One applications open

If you are planning to study teaching (undergraduate or postgraduate), will be commencing your study in the first semester/study period of 2024 and you meet eligibility requirements, you can apply for a Commonwealth Teaching Scholarship.

Information about the Scholarships, who can apply and how to apply is provided below. Prospective applicants should read the Scholarship GuidelinesApplicant HandbookApplicant Fact SheetScholarship FAQs and other information on this site before applying.

Updated FAQs are now available.

Applications close on 14 January 2024, at 11:59pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

For more details visit: Australia Government website.

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