Graduate Recruitment Program (GRP)

The Graduate Recruitment Program

Become part of something big. Teach in NSW public schools and empower the next generation.

If you are in your final two semesters of a NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) accredited teacher education program through a NSW or ACT tertiary institution, at La Trobe University (Wodonga Campus) or at Griffith University, you can apply to the NSW Department of Education's Graduate Recruitment Program (GRP).

The GRP is your opportunity to gain approval to teach in NSW public schools. Through your application you may receive interim approval to teach, enabling you to work as a casual or temporary teacher while you complete your studies.

As part of the GRP, you will be considered for permanent employment once you have successfully completed your final professional experience or internship and your GRP interview. You are also eligible to apply for permanent employment, however confirmation of your permanent employment will be dependent on successful completion of your teacher education program.

Once you receive your final approval to teach, you can apply for permanent teaching positions with the NSW Department of Education. As one of the best and brightest new graduate teachers, you could even be centrally appointed to a suitable teaching position.

Check your eligibility

Find out if you are eligible to apply.

The GRP Aboriginal initiative

Find out about the Graduate Recruitment Program Aboriginal initiative.

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Get answers to your questions about the Graduate Recruitment Program.