What is the Teaching Assistants Program?
Each year, the NSW Department of Education and Communities, in conjunction with the Ministries of Education in France and Germany, and the Indonesia Australia Language Foundation, invites NSW government schools to consider hosting a Teaching Assistant for one year. Five French, three German and one Indonesian Teaching Assistants take up their positions in their host schools from the beginning of each school year, after a two day induction and orientation program.There is no cost to the school in hosting the Teaching
Assistant. The Teaching Assistants are appointed above-establishment in schools for three days per week.
There is no cost to the school in hosting the Teaching Assistant. The Teaching Assistants are appointed above-establishment in schools for three days per week.
What do they do?
Teaching Assistants team-teach with qualified languages teachers and take small groups for language skills
development and practice. Teaching Assistants may also support languages programs in clusters of schools.
What are the eligibility requirements?
Priority will be given to schools with face-to-face classes. Secondary schools are eligible to apply if there are language classes in:
- three years from Years 7-10, or
- two years from Years 7-10 and face-to-face classes in Year 11 and/or Year 12.
Primary schools are eligible to apply if there are language classes for two hours per week, across two years from Kindergarten-Year 6.
Schools must nominate a qualified full-time permanent teacher to act as supervising teacher. Priority will be given to schools which have not hosted a Teaching Assistant in the past three years.
How does my school apply?
Applications to host a Teaching Assistant are now advertised in SchoolBiz. Click on the links below to download the information flyer for additional details about the program and the application form to host a Teaching Assistant in 2015.
Applications close 15 October 2014.
For further information, please contact For further information, please contact Marie Ange Lewis, French
Language Officer on (02) 9244 5573 or firstname.lastname@example.org