Nexus program

Find out more about the Victorian Government’s scholarships for secondary teaching degrees

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About Nexus

Nexus is an innovative and first-of-its-kind pathway into teaching, that enables people to transition from other careers, while gaining practical experience in a school setting.

Nexus students take part in our eighteen-month accelerated or two-year Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Teaching (Primary), whilst undertaking paid employment in schools (part-time in first year and full-time in second year). On top of their salary, Nexus students also benefit from up to $14,900 in financial support.

The Nexus program also offers a close community of practice including academic support, school mentors and professional development in social justice areas.

We work in partnership with schools and local communities to help train teachers for economically, culturally diverse and hard-to-staff schools in Victoria. The program has also expanded into primary schools in NSW.

Nexus is delivered as part of the High Achieving Teachers Program with the support of the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment and the Victorian Government Department of Education and Training as part of its investment in Initial Teacher Education.

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Study with us

Find out more about the benefits of Nexus and how to apply.

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Partner with us

Find out how to become a Nexus partner school.

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Preparing teachers through evidence-informed approaches and gaining hands-on classroom experiences, will set them up to make a difference in regional, rural and hard to staff schools.

Professor Joanna Barbousas
Dean, School of Education