Apply for teacher chaperone positions

We’re looking for 5 teachers to accompany students on the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize study tours.


There are 2 tours each year; the overseas study tour has 3 chaperone positions and the Canberra study tour has 2 chaperone positions.

The overseas study tour will take place in the Term 1 school holidays for 10 days.

The Canberra tour will take place in the first week of the Term 2 school holidays for 3 days.

Teacher chaperones will need to participate in group interviews with student finalists on Tuesday 26 November 2019 and participate in the announcement ceremony in February 2020.

Applications for the 2020 study tours are now open

Submit an application to be a teacher chaperone in 2020. Please call 03 9651 2036 if you have any enquiries about preparing an application. 


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What you need to apply

Victorian secondary school teachers are invited to apply for 1 of 5 chaperone positions as part of the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize.

Chaperones will accompany students on the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize overseas and Canberra study tours.

The role of our teacher chaperones

As a chaperone, you will be responsible for:

  • pastoral and medical care
  • anticipating student needs
  • fostering appropriate group dynamics
  • assisting with student interviews as part of the prize selection process
  • attending the ANZAC Day Luncheon where successful students are announced
  • attending a pre-tour briefing
  • encouraging students to submit entries

Study tour locations

Overseas study tour

  • Tour group: 22 students, 3 teacher chaperones, 2 veteran representatives, 2 government representatives and a member of parliament
  • Travel dates: Term 1 holidays, 2019
  • Tour: a 10-day tour of Vietnam exploring Australian military service and culturally significant sites

Canberra study tour

  • Group size: 20 students and 2 teacher chaperones
  • Travel dates: Term 2 holidays, 2019
  • Tour: a 3-day tour of the Australian War Memorial and surrounding sites of significance in Canberra

Apply for a chaperone position

Step 1: Check your eligibility

To be eligible for a teacher chaperone position you must be:

  • registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • supported by your principal or supervisor to have time release for the study tour
  • in possession of a current Level 2 first aid qualification (or agree to obtain a qualification, at own expense, prior to study tour)
  • an Australian Passport with more than six months validity at the date of travel (or agree to obtain a passport, at own expense, prior to study tour)

Step 2: Complete the selection criteria questions

Your response to the selection criteria should demonstrate your:

  • commitment to encouraging students to enter the competition
  • outstanding personal qualities as an international representative
  • ability to engage with a group of secondary school students during an extended school excursion/tour

Step 3: Prepare your application

You need to prepare some supporting material before beginning your online application.

Attachments must be provided in Word or PDF format and not exceed 5MB per document.

Please include:

  • endorsement from 2 referees supporting your application
  • response to selection criteria questions
  • Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration
  • Level 2 first aid qualifications or intent to complete this prior to the tour at your own expense
  • signed letter of approval from your principal
  • Australian passport with more than six months validity at the date of travel


Submit an application

Assessment process

Applications will be reviewed by a selection panel including government and education representatives.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted in late October 2019 for interviews.

Reviewed 21 March 2019

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