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 ANZAC Day Luncheon where successful students are announced
- 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.
- 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
Apply now for the 2020 study tours
Teacher chaperones will need to participate in group interviews with student finalists in Melbourne and participate in the announcement ceremony in 2020.
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 28 June 2019