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Scholarships for teacher education students

Teacher Intern Placement Program (TIPP) scholarships are awarded to University of Tasmania (UTAS) students, in their final year of teacher education, who demonstrate academic, personal and professional aptitude for quality teaching.

Beginning your teaching career on a TIPP scholarship is a unique opportunity to complete your final year of study whilst developing your practical teaching skills. Interns are placed in a school and work alongside Practice-focused Mentors (experienced teachers) who support the intern to develop their practical teaching skills. Interns are provided with adequate time for study in addition to their time on class and for other teacher related activities. This will give interns the opportunity to fully develop their classroom practice, so they enter the profession highly skilled and classroom ready.

Being awarded a scholarship is an exciting achievement that recognises a student's professional potential. The scholarship provides dedicated support whilst developing quality teaching practices, and a permanent teaching position in 2021 upon graduation and successful completion of the scholarship in 2020. Scholarships offered will predominantly be in regional schools.


Am I eligible?

Applications for the TIPP are open to teacher education students who are on track to graduate in 2020. Intern scholarships are awarded on the following criteria:


Previous interns have evaluated the TIPP scholarship as a critical factor in enabling them to be confident and classroom ready on their first day as a professional teacher.


How does it work?

During the intern year UTAS studies continue online while you are working in a school alongside a dedicated Practice-focused Mentor who guides your work in the classroom.

The TIPP covers 35 hours per week on the school site. Between 14 to 21 hours per week is dedicated study time and the remaining time is spent in the classroom or on other teacher related activities. At the end of the year interns have gained a working knowledge of school operations, practical classroom experience, and established meaningful professional relationships.


What will I receive?

The TIPP scholarship recipients are provided with both financial and practical supports.


Why does the Department offer scholarships ?

The Department recognises that a highly skilled workforce is key to achieving our Learners First commitment to inspire and support all learners to succeed as connected, resilient, creative and curious thinkers.

Teachers are one of the biggest predictors of student success, and therefore highly qualified teachers are critical to our achievement of this commitment and improving student learning outcomes.

The TIPP attracts quality initial teacher education graduates from the University of Tasmania to Tasmania's Government education system.



For additional information on the TIPP please visit the Department's Professional Learning Institute's website at .


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Why the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT)?

The Department of Education has contracted the University of Melbourne to help with assessing and prioritising applicants for the Teacher Intern Placement Program. The tool used will be the TCAT. For more information on TCAT, please visit the website at:


Before Beginning the TCAT Assessment

All information requested and supplied will be used to process applications and select successful applicants. Your information will not be disclosed without your consent or unless authorised by law. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions before you begin.