Bass Coast

Bass Coast TAPP program

The Bass Coast Teaching Academies of Professional Practice (TAPP) program is part of a Victorian State Government sponsored initiative. TAPPs are school-university partnerships that are focused on improving initial teacher education (ITE) by:

  • delivering an immersive preparation experience for pre-service teachers (PSTs)
  • testing innovative approaches to ITE, and
  • strengthening the links between theory, research and practice to enhance course effectiveness.

Program overview

  • Where: Bass Coast, Victoria
  • When: Semester 2 every year
  • Who: Pre-service teachers in primary and secondary courses
  • Cost: The Victorian State Government and Monash Faculty of Education fully subsidise accommodation close to the rural school.

Watch the learning and development highlights from our PSTs who took part in our Bass Coast TAPP program.

The Bass Coast TAPP program is further supported through the state government’s Student Teacher Rural Practicum Placement (STRPP) program. This program provides financial incentives for PSTs to access positive learning experiences through placement in a rural or outer regional Victorian government school. By exposing PSTs to the experiences and opportunities in these unique school settings, PSTs are more likely to consider ongoing employment in these school communities after graduation.

Learn about Hayden’s two week placement at Inverloch Primary School as part of our Bass Coast TAPP program.

Opportunities to explore

After school hours and on weekends, you will have opportunities to explore the Bass Coast region. Visit the Bass Coast website for more information.

How to apply?

The Faculty of Education sends email invitations to students to apply for the Bass Coast rural placement at the start of Semester 2 every year.

Who to contact?

For more information contact the PPC team at