Teacher Intern Placement Program

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2019 Teacher Intern Placement Program – Expression of Interest:

Department of Education Placement Schools – Applications are now closed.

University of Tasmania Students – Applications are now closed.

The Teacher Intern Placement Program (TIPP) provides University of Tasmania (UTAS) teacher education students with the opportunity to undertake their final year of study whilst based in a school. TIPP 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.

It is an exciting opportunity for selected student teachers, with suitable academic, personal and professional aptitude, to move into a permanent teaching position in 2020, after a supported yearlong Internship in a school in 2019.

This important initiative aims to attract passionate and enthusiastic teaching graduates to Tasmania’s Government education system. It is a key investment in supporting and developing a new generation of proficient and accomplished classroom teachers.

During 2019 UTAS study continues online, whilst working in a school alongside the dedicated Practice Focused Mentor who guides work in the classroom.

TIPP 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.


  • Recruitment of early career teachers, with high academic, personal and professional teacher aptitude into Tasmanian Government schools.
  • Increased classroom readiness for early career teachers.
  • Provision of the highest quality in-school support for early career teachers through Practice Focused Mentoring.
  • Identifying, attracting and retaining early career teachers into priority teaching areas and hard to staff Tasmanian Government schools.



Intern (Graduate) and Practice Focused Mentor (Proficient-Lead)

Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn

Standard 2 – Know content and how to teach it

Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

Standard 5 – Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning

Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning

Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


Leading teaching and learning

Developing self and others

Leading improvement, innovation and change

Leading the management of the school

Engaging and working with the community


Information Sessions – University of Tasmania

11:00am Friday 1st June

  • Cradle Coast – D214 – Immersive Video Conference Room
  • Newnham – A001 – Immersive Video Conference Room
  • Sandy Bay – Physics 218 – Immersive Video Conference Room

And again:

9:00am Wednesday 18th July

  • Cradle Coast – D214 – Immersive Video Conference Room
  • Newnham – A001 – Immersive Video Conference Room
  • Sandy Bay – Physics 218 – Immersive Video Conference Room