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St Thomas Aquinas Teaching School

Catholic Education Tasmania has embarked on an innovative journey to provide experienced based high-quality teacher education right here in Tasmania.

The St Thomas Aquinas Teaching School hosts a Teacher Cadet program which delivers an integrated, hands on development approach to Teacher Education in Tasmania.

The Program has a three-way structure encompassing:

  • An online University Bachelor of Education or Master of Teaching degree
  • Weekly Intensive Teacher Development Sessions
  • Weekly School Placements as a paid Cadet Teacher working alongside a qualified Mentor Teacher.

The program is aimed at Tasmanian school leavers, young adults, and mature aged students who seek a vocation in Catholic education after their degree.

The Degrees that are accepted as part of this program include a Bachelor of Education (Primary), a Bachelor of Education (Secondary): four years full-time, and a Master of Teaching (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Secondary): two years full-time.

This mode of teacher development flips the conventional model of teacher training, by bringing you into contact with students from day one of your degree in a paid partnership with Catholic Education Tasmania

At the end of your Cadetship, you will have acquired up to 350 days of school-based experience, have completed your degree, and attained your A, B and C Catholic Accreditation requirements for teaching Religious education in Catholic Schools.

Please register your initial expression of interest in the St Thomas Aquinas Teaching School Cadetship program by completing the form below.

Once we receive your expression of interest, if you meet the initial candidate requirements, we will send you out an application pack which you need to complete to be considered for interview.

Our aim is to support you through the application process, so please contact us if we can help in any way.

*Placements in the program are by competitive entry via interview panel and written application. Any offer will be dependent on your acceptance into an Online Australian University Bachelor of Education or Master of Teaching Course, your eligibility for a Working With Vulnerable Peoples Card, and a desire to work in Catholic Education schools upon completion of your degree.

Catholic Education Partnering with Campion College and Universities Australia-wide to provide excellence in teacher formation!

Expression of Interest

St Thomas Aquinas Teaching School Expression of Interest