Rural Experience Program

The Rural Experience Program provides an opportunity for permanent teachers to take part in a short-term placement in a Rural and Remote school.

Applications are NOW OPEN for the 2021 Rural Experience Program (closing Sunday 7 March, 2021).

Placements can commence from Term 2, however application requests for a delayed (eg, Term 3) start will be considered.

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Placements are created by principals and are fully or co-funded by the Rural and Remote Education initiative in cooperation with placement host rural schools. Placements are extra to the establishment at the host rural school. An allowance of $500 per week is available to teachers for the duration of their placement.

Further information

Contact the Rural Experience team at or on 02 7814 3820

Other programs for rural and remote schools

Under the Rural and Remote Human Resources Strategy, the department is implementing a number of initiatives including enhanced incentives and revised scholarships.

At teach.NSW teachers can explore rural and remote destinations through videos and stories and find out more about other available programs.

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