The NSW Department of Education is launching the Riverina Teaching Hub Program. This program is based on the Alphacrucis University College Teaching Hub model and will support school leavers and career changers from the Riverina region to become secondary teachers in local NSW public schools.

Participants will be supported to complete a teaching qualification including a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) double-degree or a Master of Teaching (Secondary) qualification with University of New South Wales (UNSW) through a mixed mode of delivery on-site at a local school and online, removing the need to travel to the UNSW main campus. Participants will also benefit from gaining real classroom experience from day one, through undertaking paid part-time employment as an education paraprofessional whilst studying.

Benefits and support
  • $7,500 annual training allowance per year of full-time study
  • Ability to study locally
  • Paid part-time employment as an education paraprofessional whilst studying
  • Networking opportunities with local program participants
Guaranteed employment
  • Receive a permanent position in a NSW public school at an agreed location upon successful completion of studies
Eligible UNSW degrees*
  • Bachelor of Arts/Education (Secondary)
  • Bachelor of Science/Education (Secondary)
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Education (Secondary)
  • Bachelor of Economics/Education (Secondary)
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary)

*Please refer to the FAQs for more information on course duration and subject specialisations.

Teach in the Riverina region

More information

Review the frequently asked questions for more information on eligibility, program payments and your appointment as a teacher.

To find out more about the UNSW course offerings, please contact or 02 9065 7463.

For all other questions, please email

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Online information session

An online information session was hosted by the NSW Department of Education in conjuction with the UNSW and Alphacrucis University College on Wednesday, 26 October 2022.

Yarn Up

An online yarn up was hosted for potential Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants by the NSW Department of Education's Aboriginal Programs team on Thursday, 3 November 2022.

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