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The Teacher Intern Placement Program provides UTAS teacher education students with the opportunity to undertake their final year of study whilst based in a school. The Teacher Intern Placement Program allows successful participants (Interns) the opportunity to work alongside Practice Focused Mentors (experienced teachers) to embed practical teaching skills into their final year of study. This is an exciting opportunity for selected student teachers to move into a permanent teaching position in 2020, after a supported yearlong Internship in a school in 2019.


The Teacher Intern Placement Program is open to teacher education students who are on course to graduate.

Candidates are selected on the following:

Past years evaluations of TIPP have shown the program to be highly valued by Interns in supporting them to being classroom ready on the first day of their first teaching position.

What does it look like?

During 2019 UTAS study continues online, whilst working in a school alongside the dedicated Practice Focused Mentor who guides work in the classroom. The Teacher Intern Placement Program covers 35 hours per week on the school site. Of this time up to 15 hours per week is dedicated study time and the remaining time is spent in the classroom or on other teacher related activities. The program is designed to provide student teachers with the option of an alternative final year of study which will help better prepare them for work in Tasmanian Government schools.

What will Interns receive?

Successful applicants are provided with a number of financial incentives and access to a range of support.

Why is this initiative being offered?

The Department recognises that a highly skilled workforce is key to achieving the 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 the achievement of this commitment and improving student learning outcomes. The Teacher Intern Placement Program was developed to attract quality initial teacher education graduates from the University of Tasmania to Tasmania's Government education system. This important initiative is a key investment in supporting and developing a new generation of proficient and accomplished classroom teachers.

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