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Apply for teacher chaperone positions

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

The Premier's Spirit of Anzac Prize 2020 provides teachers and students with the opportunity to participate in a study tour, exploring sites of military and historical significance.

2020 Premier's Spirit of Anzac Prize 

2020 destinations include Vietnam and Singapore in September and Canberra in July.

​​Hear from teachers that have taken part in a past study tour.

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 student announcement ceremony
  • attending a pre-tour briefing
  • encouraging students to submit entries

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

Key dates

Competition closing date: 5pm, Tuesday 22 October 2019 – early applications are encouraged

Student Group Interview Day: Term 1 2020

Premier’s announcement ceremony for recipients: To be confirmed

Assessment process

Teacher chaperones will need to participate in group interviews with student finalists in Melbourne and participate in the announcement ceremony.

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

Shortlisted applicants for teacher chaperone positions will be contacted in October/ November 2019 for interviews.

Reviewed 22 October 2019

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