Thailand - 2 week placement in International schools in Phuket - B.Ed (HPE/ Sports Science) 3rd year students

A new exciting opportunity is available for a selected group of 3rd year Murdoch Bachelor of Education students (Health & Physical Exercise 1-10 OR Secondary + Sports Science) to experience a 2 week internship at either United World College Thailand (Phuket) or British International School in Phuket, with student flights, visas and accommodation funded by the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan Mobility Program. The Mobility Program is open to Australian citizen university undergraduates aged 18-28, with capacity to include some students over 28. Over time, the Australian Government wants to see study in the Indo-Pacific region become a rite of passage for Australian undergraduate students, and as an endeavour that is highly valued across the Australian community.

Read from Murdoch students who went to Thailand in 2015.

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The partnership schools in Thailand, United World College Thailand (previously Phuket International Academy) and British International School (Phuket), have both been selected for their sports specialist programs, so as to provide a valuable learning experience for Murdoch education students majoring in Health and Physical Exercise (HPE) or Sports Science. Both schools offer students full use of elite high performance sports facilities not often seen in Australia, and students are able to gain experience in coaching and teaching alongside nationally accredited coaches and staff from across the globe. Both schools are members of the IB (International Baccalaureate) World Schools and World Academy of Sport Athlete Friendly Education Centres.

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Apply NOW for January 2018

There are only 3 funded places left. To request an application form, please email

NOTE: You will be required to include in the application a statement about yourself and your teaching philosophy based on your personal and professional experience, your studies, your skills, and what you hope to achieve by participating in this internship.

Reflections from 2015 Murdoch students

“The school I was placed at [Phuket International Academy] was an International Baccalaureate school in Phuket, Thailand. The school was located out of the hustle and bustle of the popular tourist areas, in a quiet location amongst pineapple plantations and rice fields, attached to a world renowned triathlon academy. The diversity of both students and teachers from all around the world made my teaching experience one to remember. The population of the school was quite small, assisting in strong relationships between staff and students, which made teaching easy and enjoyable. With supportive staff, school facilities that come close to the best in the world and students that were so happy to be learning new things every day, I could not have had a better experience to go into my last year of studies.” Tayla Boynes – B.Ed+B.Sc (secondary /sports science) – Thailand internship 2015.

"I was placed at the British International School in Phuket which definitely lives up to their motto of ‘world class’. The school is home to four sporting academies; football, swimming, golf and tennis where students are provided with amazing facilities, very high level coaches and passionate teachers. This was a great community to become a part of. Being placed in a foreign environment with different teaching philosophies and curriculum has definitely broadened my ideas of teaching and provided me with many strategies I can apply in the near future. To have the opportunity to teach sport in a school with such amazing facilities and school culture has been the best experience and one I will never forget!" Rochelle Gaudieri - B.Ed+B.Sc (secondary /sports science) – Thailand internship 2015.

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