This page contains links for free professional learning modules; languages scholarships and awards; and employment. 

Free professional learning modules

"The purpose of the Patji Dawes Award  is to honour outstanding achievements in language teaching by an accomplished practitioner in Australia. The teaching may take place in any setting (...) Nominations are made by someone who has achieved a very high level of fluency in their chosen language and would like to honour their teacher". 

The Australian Linguistic Society "offers four Prizes and Scholarships to support linguistics research students: the Gerhardt Laves Scholarship, which covers fieldwork expenses for postgraduate researchers in indigenous languages of Australia or its immediate region; the Susan Kaldor Scholarship, to support ALS student members to attend an international summer school or institute; the Michael Clyne Prize, for the best postgraduate research thesis in immigrant bilingualism and language contact, and the Jalwang Scholarship, which supports linguists to give back to the community by converting some of their research into materials of benefit to the language speakers."

The Professor Michael Clyne Memorial Study Scholarship aims "to assist a teacher of LOTE/Languages to support further formal academic study relating to her/his teaching of LOTE/Languages in Victoria." It is awarded biennially and worth $1000.

The E K Horwood Memorial Travel Scholarship aims "to assist a Victorian Languages teacher or Languages teacher educator with expenses associated with gaining in-country experience in the language and culture of a country whose Language(s) forms a part of their regular work. Adult students currently enrolled in a Languages teacher-training course are also eligible to apply, provided they meet all other criteria." It is awarded biennially and worth $1000.

The Goethe-Institut "offers a range of scholarships for a stay in Germany. They are intended for current and future teachers of German, as well as persons in key position in the education sector, and include language courses and a diverse seminar program at the Goethe-Institut in Germany."

Languages scholarships & awards

Professional Learning Experiences

DET Victoria offers overseas PL experiences for school leaders and teachers.

Professional Learning & Mentoring Programs


DET Victoria Language Teacher Register "assists schools to find qualified language teachers to fill vacant language teaching positions in government schools." You can register through an online SurveyMonkey form.

Language Launchpad is an initiative of Global Graduates. It features videos that "have been created through our partnership with The European Commission in order to interview UK language graduates and discover how their language skills have benefitted their careers."