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Short-term Exchange Program

thirdIEU members working in Brisbane, Cairns and Toowoomba Catholic schools or Queensland Anglican schools are eligible to participate in a fortnight-long exchange to Alberta, Canada.

IEU members employed within single site schools are eligible to participate with the approval of their employer.

The Alberta Teachers Association short-term exchanges permit an exploration of themes and areas of interest and have led to many exciting school-based cooperations and projects.

There is no visa or teaching authority requirements for short-term job shadowing.

Exchanges will occur over breaks and holidays that stagger with the host country’s school schedule.

Participants cover all travel and living expenses.

Each participant will billet their exchange partner for the two (2) week short-term exchange period.

Australian teachers will host the Canadian short-term exchange teacher mid-year and be able to job shadow in Alberta in either the Australian September or December school holidays.

Alberta has many exciting and innovative programs related to indigenous populations.

Teachers may choose, for example, to investigate how systems are narrowing the education achievement gap and engaging indigenous students in their learning at school.

Short-term exchange participants will be matched through shared or similar areas of interest and professional experience.

Read about our member who undertook an exchange last year here

Application costs

There is a $50.00 application fee associated with a short -term teacher exchange. Cheque is to be payable to IEU-QNT.

Closing date for applications has been extended to Friday 31 May 2024 for the second round and Friday 13 September 2024 for the third round

Please contact Kay Holloway, IEU-QNT Teacher Exchange Co-Ordinator via for more information or to apply.

Please note: a minimum of five years’ teaching experience is required to be eligible for the Short-term Exchange Program. You must also be a financial member of IEU-QNT to apply.