Trainee Teacher

  • Part Time
  • QLD, Australia
  • Support Staff – Education

Website Christian Education Ministries Ltd

Providing Christian Education to Australia

About Christian Education Ministries (CEM)

CEM is a not-for-profit, non-denominational, protestant Christian organisation. CEM’s head office is located on the Central Coast NSW but operates 13 schools, 3 childcare centres and a home schooling service across Australia in 5 states (NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, TAS). God has currently entrusted the organisation to educate and minister to 6,500 students across the group. Further, God has called over 800 committed staff members to CEM who are gifted to lead, teach and influence the next generation for eternity.

Join our innovative Teacher Traineeship Model offering a unique opportunity to earn as you learn in a school setting. Break away from traditional routes of studying teaching for 3-4 years before entering the classroom; instead, dive into practical teaching experience from day one, gradually increasing your in-school involvement throughout the program.

About the Role

As a Trainee Teacher, you will benefit from comprehensive support throughout your learning journey:

  • CEM Teaching School Manager: Facilitating a supportive and excellent Christian Teacher Formation program in collaboration with a host schools and tertiary partners Alphacrucis University College and Christian Heritage College.
  • Christian University Lecturers / CEM specialists: Offering support and guidance on specific coursework, aligned with endorsed teaching degrees.
  • School-based Teaching School Coordinator: facilitating the Christian Teacher Formation Program at the school level
  • School-based Mentor Teacher: Guiding your development as a distinctly Christian educator, equipping you with practical wisdom

About You

Are you passionate about pursuing a career in teaching but seek a more immersive and apprenticeship approach to your tertiary studies? Do you thrive in supportive environments where mentorship and support are readily available? Are you excited about integrating your Christian faith into your teaching practice? Would you like your tertiary fees offset by a scholarship? If so, you could be the ideal candidate for our Trainee Teacher program.


Our scholarship program offers a range of benefits to successful candidates:

  • Paid Teacher / Education Assistant position at a CEM school, with initial involvement of at least one day per week.
  • Financial scholarship to alleviate tertiary course costs.
  • MacBook provided to aid in completing formal work requirements.
  • Ongoing employment as a teacher at a CEM School upon successful course completion.

How to Apply

Ready to embark on this transformative journey? Follow these steps:

  • Go to our Teacher Training School information page by clicking here.
  • Express your interest in the opportunity.
  • Meet with the CEM Teacher Training School Coordinator.
  • Participate in interviews with CEM Executive (held between September and mid-November annually).
  • Confirm ATAR or equivalent entry requirements for undergraduate degree.
  • Await notification of scholarship acceptance.

Candidates progressing through the selection process will be granted a conditional teacher traineeship, subject to meeting tertiary entrance requirements. Following this, you’ll have the chance to visit your potential placement school and meet the Principal before commencing online lectures in late January/early February each year.

For further enquiries, please reach out to Anna Plant at

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