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Beginning Teachers Program

Develop the confidence to thrive in the classroom

Early career teachers
Teaching practice
12 months
In-person and online
1 teacher: $1,200
3-5 teachers: $3,200*
*Additional teachers will cost $500 each

Whether you’re fresh out of university, or embarking on a new career, starting out in teaching can be challenging. It can also be hugely rewarding – particularly when you have support and guidance from a strong network and experienced practitioners.

ISV’s Beginning Teachers Program aims to give new teachers the best possible start to their career to develop their confidence and thrive in the classroom. It also supports schools to develop and retain quality teachers for the long-term.

Participants are paired with an experienced ISV consultant, who provide ongoing mentoring and in-school support for the first year in the classroom. You will also develop your network with a cohort of beginning teachers from other Independent schools.

10 things you wish you knew before you started teaching

We asked 10 experienced teachers to share the advice they wish they had heard before they started teaching. Here’s what they had to say:

Equip yourself for long-term success

  • Enhance your professional practice
  • Develop your confidence in the classroom
  • Receive in-school support and guidance from experienced practitioners
  • Engage in ongoing learning to build your capacity as a teacher
  • Gain access to a supportive network of new teachers from other schools.

More information

For more information, please contact Independent Schools Victoria at:

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