2023 Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE Program

Applications are now open for Australian educators to apply for the 2023 Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE Program

The Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE School Partnerships Program connects Australian and Indonesian schools in a structured school partnership to foster international connections and build intercultural understanding.

The program provides 12 hours of professional learning; delivered online across 8 sessions in which teachers will:

  • Connect and work collaboratively with a school and teacher in Indonesia
  • Explore Intercultural understanding and cultural competence, design thinking, digital pedagogies and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
  • Design a school partnership plan with your partner school that is aligned to your interests and school needs

Key Dates:

  • Applications Open: Wednesday, 1 February 2023
  • Online Professional Learning Program: September – October 2023
  • School Visit / Homestay (in Australia): November 2023 (2 weeks)

Applications Close: Monday, 3 April 2023


Curriculum Connections:

The BRIDGE program is open to teachers of any subject and from any level, and has been designed to support the following aspects of the Australian Curriculum:

  • Cross Curricular Priority: Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia
  • General Capability: Intercultural Understanding

AITSL Standards:

The BRIDGE Professional Learning Program has been designed to address the following AITSL Standards:

  • 1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • 2.6 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • 3.4 Select and use resources
  • 6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
  • 7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities

Beyond the Professional Learning Program, the Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE school partnership program offers opportunities for cultural immersion and teacher exchange. You will be required, as part of the program, to host your partner teacher at your school for a week in term 4, 2023.