Targeted initiative to attract more teachers

Posted: 28th Aug

The Victorian Government is funding targeted initiatives to attract more teachers. The $41.7 million funding boost aims to attract excellent teachers to fill hard-to-staff positions in government schools across the state.  It also provides support to teachers settling into their new roles.

This investment incorporates and builds on previously announced initiatives to:

  • improve educational outcomes for rural and regional students
  • better support students in these areas
  • address the disparity between regional and metropolitan schools.

It also includes incentives for:

  • certain hard-to-staff subjects
  • positions in rural and metro areas, and/or
  • positions in schools with a high proportion of disadvantaged students.

The financial incentives provides recipients with an initial payment between $9,000 and $50,000 (pre-tax) to support eligible Victorian Government schools to attract suitable qualified teachers to take up hard-to-staff positions.

Annual Retention payments of $9,000 (pre-tax) is paid at the conclusion of the second, third and fourth year of employment and relocation costs for regional and rural positions are also available.

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