Teacher chaperone positions

Victorian secondary school teachers are invited to apply for 1 of 5 chaperone positions as part of the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize.

Chaperones will accompany students on the Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize overseas and Canberra study tours.

Study tour locations

Overseas study tour

  • Tour group: 22 students, 3 teacher chaperones, 2 Veteran representatives, 2 Government representatives and a Member of Parliament
  • Travel dates: Term 1 holidays, 2019
  • Tour: Australian military service and culturally significant sites

Canberra study tour

  • Group size: 20 students and 2 teacher chaperones
  • Travel dates: Term 2 holidays, 2019
  • Tour: 3-day tour of the Australian War Memorial and surrounding sites of significance

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 tour selection process
  • attending the ANZAC Day Luncheon where successful students are announced
  • attending a pre-tour briefing
  • encouraging students to submit entries

Hear from past teacher chaperones

SOAP Teachers from HTAV on Vimeo.

Chaperone position closing date

  • 5pm, Tuesday 16 October 2018 – early applications are encouraged

How to apply

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 and
  • in possession of a current Level 2 first aid qualification or agree to obtain qualification (at own expense) prior to study tour.
  • an Australian Passport holder with more than six months validity at the date of travel or agree to obtain 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 additional supporting material before beginning your online application. Attachments must be provided in Word or PDF format, not exceeding 5MB.

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 intention 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

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Teacher chaperone selection process

Applications will be reviewed by a selection panel including government and education representatives. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted in late October 2018 for interview.

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Last updated on Monday, 05 February 2018