subject to school holidays
- you choose your start and finish
Programs begin every Thursday, therefore you
should plan to arrive in Perth on a
Thursday. Inductions take place on the
Friday, you then have the weekend free to
explore Perth, ready to start work at the Project
From 4 weeks to 1 year, subject to visa requirements
18, no qualifications or experience
required, but you must be enthusiastic and
have a very good knowledge of sports. If you're teaching
English, you must be fluent in English.
- Arranging your Programme
Full pre-departure support and assistance
Payment Protection Insurance
- local in-country team support and backup
- 24-hr emergency support.
What's not included
Cost of Visas (if a visa is required)
Airport pickup and return (but we can arrange this for you)
Daily transport to and from your project
Who can do this Project?
All projects are open to all nationalities.
We work with a variety
of schools in Perth that each differ in terms of the
ages of the children and their sporting abilities.
Your day will usually be made up of a mixture of
teaching in class plus coaching the children
in a sport or a number of sports during Physical
Education (PE) lessons. The
sports that you can usually coach are Football and
The children's ages range from 5 to 10
years-old and thus
sport is part time and to a “playground” standard
only, but the schools usually have excellent
facilities. The combination of coaching and teaching will give you great diversity on the
project. You’ll also help with sports lesson
School lessons last for 40 minutes and the school
day runs from around 8:45 - 2:45 pm. You'll spend
about 4 to 5 hours a day helping the children at the
The sports are generally
coached by season.
Different sports have different seasons and the main
sports are as follows:
- February - April: Swimming,
Tennis, Cricket, Athletics
- May - July: Rugby Union &
League, Football (soccer) , Hockey, Netball,
- August – October: Football,
- October - December: Athletics, Cricket,
Cross Country & Football.
When you are working on
the sports side, you'll act as an assistant to the
sports teacher during school hours.
teaching lessons, as well as teaching
English, you can get involved with teaching a number of
other subjects with the children from the IEC
centre. The subjects that may be available for you
to teach are: Art Maths Music Science Sports.
The schools employ a number of teachers to work in
the IEC Centre who speak the children's native
language and this helps tremendously when the
children start to learn English.
As well as teaching English, you'll be able to get
involved in a number of other subjects within the
IEC Centre, such as:
- ... and possibly other academic subjects.
SCHOOL TERM TIMES AND PROJECT DATES:
This project runs during the school terms. The school terms are as follows:
- Term 1 Monday 1 February - Thursday 8 April
- Term 2 Monday 26 April - Friday 1 July
- Term 3 Monday 18 July - Friday 23 September
- Term 4 Monday 10 October - Thursday 15 December
- Term 1 Wednesday 1 February - Friday 7 April
- Term 2 Monday 24 April - Friday 30 June
- Term 3 Monday 17 July - Friday 22 September
- Term 4 Monday 9 October - Thursday 14 December
- Term 1 Wednesday 31 January - Friday 13 April
- Term 2 Monday 30 April - Friday 29 June
- Term 3 Monday 16 July - Friday 21 September
- Term 4 Monday 8 October - Thursday 13 December
Your accommodation is a lovely Hostel located in the
CBD (Central Business District) of Perth - very
central, close to the main train station and
shopping district. The Hostel is friendly and
relaxing, making it ideal for long term stays.
You'll most likely have your own room, but will
share a bathroom with others on your floor. There is
an excellent kitchen and storage area for cooking
meals and plenty of space to relax.
Entertainment at the Lodge currently includes a pool
table, cheap internet access, arcade machines and
cable TV (Foxtel), to name a few, but with all the
sunshine Perth has, you’ll be out and about enjoying
the many outdoor activities!
You are literally a stroll from the Swan River and
free CBD transport. Trains and buses are also only a
few minutes away to take you to Fremantle, King’s
Park or to the many other things to do in the
The city centre boasts great shopping, restaurants
and pubs, or you can head over to Northbridge for
more pubs, nightclubs and multicultural cuisine.
You'll get to work via bus, which stops outside your
Not included but that we recommend a weekly budget
of AUD$70 - $100.
FLYING INTO AUSTRALIA
You'll fly into
Perth airport (Perth is the capital city of Western
Australia). The day after your arrival you'll be given an Induction and
A little about Perth:
Perth was built on the banks of the magnificent Swan
River over 150 years ago and is now a city rich in
culture and filled with theatres, art galleries and
museums. The city is modern and vibrant - a fun,
friendly and 'laid back' place, with clear skies and
a sunny climate.
Western Australia is locally known as the 'state of
excitement!' Some of its more famous attractions
include Kings Park, Scarborough Beach, Fremantle and
the Swan River. Fremantle (or as the local’s call
it, ‘Freo’) is the city’s port and is rich in
there are lots of markets, alfresco style cafes and
other outdoor types of entertainment to explore and