School partner opportunities

  • Become part of a Riverina cluster of UNSW Initial Teacher Education students, UNSW academics and staff and other school partners to form a community-based group in Education.
  • Be supported by the UNSW School of Education Riverina and its Regional Director.
  • Employ local UNSW Initial Teacher Education students as paraprofessionals while they study locally with UNSW. This provides on the ground training leading to career-ready teachers immersed in your school community from the very beginning.
  • Host Teacher Education students for their professional experience placements. Our teaching degrees are practice-oriented, with learning in schools from the first term.
  • Access high performing, career-ready UNSW educated students upon graduation for teaching positions in your school.
  • Receive tailored support from UNSW for paraprofessional teachers, Teacher Education students and their mentors.
  • Access quality mentor training and support for supervising teachers.
  • Engage in professional learning and research opportunities with UNSW.
  • Join face-to-face seminars held by UNSW local staff and Sydney based academics in the Riverina to support the UNSW Riverina students and school partners.

Partnership opportunities are available to Primary and Secondary schools within the Catholic, Independent and Government school sectors.

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Student profile

Potential students available to schools for paraprofessional placement will be undergoing the following courses of study:

Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)

Bachelor of Arts/Education (Secondary)

Bachelor of Science/Education (Secondary)

Bachelor of Commerce/Education (Secondary)

Bachelor of Economics/Education (Secondary)

Master of Teaching

Master of Teaching

School partner commitment

  • Provide an opportunity for UNSW Initial Teacher Education students to be employed in a paid paraprofessional role at a minimum of 0.2 FTE.
  • Host UNSW students in their Work Integrated Learning Placements.
  • Provide a mentor/supervising teacher for paraprofessional teachers and students on placement.
  • Be supportive of UNSW students immersed in the school community.
  • Offer flexibility for hosted UNSW students during the exam period and compulsory components required in their program of study.

Expression of interest

Complete the Expression of Interest Form or contact the UNSW School of Education Riverina to discuss opportunities and to arrange a meeting with our Regional Director.

UNSW School of Education Riverina
P: 02 9065 2650