Practicums help early childhood teachers (ECTs) in training to gain practical, work-place experience in an early childhood educational setting during an exchange to a remote area.

From 2024–25 to 2026–27, participants undertaking an exchange in a rural or remote area can apply for a living and travel allowance of up to $1500.

Practicum exchanges will be open to ECTs in training who are studying certificate III, diploma and initial teacher education course.

Postgraduate courses are not eligible.

A Churchill Fellowship offers Australian citizens and permanent residents a life-changing opportunity to travel overseas for four to eight weeks to learn more about a topic or issue that they are passionate about. The amount of money awarded for every Fellowship is different as it is calculated based on the number of countries visited, the duration of the approved Fellowship and an estimated airfare.

You don’t need an academic qualification to apply, in fact you don’t need to have finished school. You can do a Churchill Fellowship on any topic, provided there is a benefit to Australia and your community by you sharing your knowledge or skills.