Riverina Teaching Hub Program

Live, work and study in the Riverina. Kick-start your career as a secondary school teacher in a program initiative that lets you work in your chosen field while studying.

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In partnership with the University of New South Wales Sydney and NSW Department of Education, this Initial Teacher Education Pathway gives high school leavers and career changers the opportunity to work in a NSW public school in the Riverina region of NSW while studying for their UNSW degree.

The Program

  • Obtain your teaching qualification with UNSW locally in the Riverina;
  • Work part-time and get paid a salary* as a para-professional secondary school teacher in a Riverina public school;
  • Receive a yearly training allowance*;
  • Be supported by a Department of Education and UNSW Riverina Teaching Hub Coordinator and mentoring from a supervising teacher;
  • Offer of a permanent position in a NSW public school within the Riverina upon completion of degree.

*Para-professional salary and training allowance subject to change. In 2023 the para-professional salary was $66,000 p.a. full time (pro-rata before tax) and the training allowance was $7,500 p.a.

Undergraduate degrees 

Undergraduate degree study load – 4 years full time

Postgraduate degree 

Postgraduate degree study load – 1.3 years full time

Expression of Interest

Submissions open January 2024

From January 2024 we are accepting Expression of Interest submissions for 2025 commencement of study. Submit your interest by email to fas.educ.riverinahub@unsw.edu.au

In your Expression of Interest please indicate the following:

  1. Your name;
  2. The eligible undergraduate or postgraduate degree you wish to pursue under the program;
  3. Your school if you are a current school leaver studying Year 12 in 2024 OR your completed educational qualifications including any university courses completed if you are a post-school applicant;
  4. Your contact information.

Once your Expression of Interest submission has been received the UNSW Riverina Teaching Hub shall make contact to explain the next steps.

Key dates for applicants wishing to commence in 2025 will be published once finalised.

Applications typically open mid-year.

Please submit your Expression of Interest and we shall update you on the application key dates for the UNSW Riverina Teaching Hub.

UNSW Riverina Teaching Hub Program

Program Email: fas.educ.riverinahub@unsw.edu.au

Program Phone: 02 9065 2650