AISNSW Teaching School Hubs Program

The AISNSW Teaching School Hubs program offers an alternative model of teacher training that provides Education Trainees (initial teacher education students) with an immersive school based experience enabling them to gain an understanding of what it means to be an educator in the Independent sector.


The AISNSW Teaching School Hubs program offers a range of ways for Independent Schools to participate. Opportunities exist for early childhood, primary and secondary initial teacher education students to join the program. For further information please contact Tiffany Roos, Director: The Evidence Institute.


To attract high quality, diverse Education Trainees from regional and metropolitan areas to the education profession. We collaborate with Independent schools and affiliate universities to provide a range of nuanced experiences that increase confidence and ensure classroom ready teachers.

The provision of tailored professional learning and support enables the authentic application of learning for Education Trainees as they complete their teaching qualification. The meaningful experiences provided through this alternative pathway enhances the practice of Education Trainees, Mentor Teachers and other school staff, helping to grow and retain educators in the Independent sector.

If you are an Initial Teacher Education student, register here to be notified when recruitment for the 2025 cohort opens. 

Find out more about the Teaching School Hubs program by downloading this brochure.

About the Teaching School Hubs program


Education Trainee

  • Employed a minimum of one day per week for a full year.
  • First-hand experience of a school’s unique culture and community.
  • Authentic engagement with the natural cycles and rhythms of the school.
  • Tailored professional learning.
  • Dedicated support from a Mentor Teacher.

Mentor Teacher

  • Targeted professional learning to support the mentoring role.
  • Enhanced engagement with professional practice.
  • Opportunity to explore Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher accreditation.

Hub School

  • Engage existing staff in a program to grow and enhance their own practice.
  • Address current and future staffing needs through enhancing a pipeline of high-quality profession ready teachers.
  • Build enduring relationships and networks across the Independent sector.
  • Contribute positively to raising the status of the education profession.

Hub Schools

Affiliate Universities

Related Courses and Events

This project is partially funded by the Australian Government through the Choice and Affordability Fund.