Applications for the 2017 JET Programme (Sports Exchange Advisor) NOW OPEN!

Applications for Sports Exchange Advisor (SEA) on the 2017 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme are now open!

Please note the designated sport is field hockey, and the designated Contracting Organisations are Miyagi Prefecture (Kurihara City) or Oita Prefecture.
The deadline for applications is 5PM AEDT Friday 31st March 2017.
Please send applications to:
The JET Desk
Embassy of Japan
112 Empire Cct
Yarralumla ACT 2600

For all enquiries, please contact The JET Desk on 02 6273 3244 or
Applications for the Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) and Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) positions will open in September/October 2017.

Sports Exchange Advisor (SEA) Application Package

  1. Application Checklist – IMPORTANT
    Please refer to this checklist when completing your application.
    2017 JET Programme Checklist
  2. Application Guidelines
    Please read the application guidelines thoroughly before completing your application.
    2017 JET Programme Application Guidelines
  3. Application and Corresponding Forms
    2017 JET Programme Application Form
    2017 JET Programme Self-Report of Medical Condition(s)
    2017 JET Programme Reference Form
    2017 JET Programme Authorisation and Release Form
    2017 JET Programme Certificate of Health
    2017 JET Programme Statement of Physician
  4. Chart Sheet
    Please refer to this document when completing you application.
    2017 JET Programme Chart Sheet
  5. Frequently Asked Questions
    2017 JET Programme FAQs

Schedule from Application to Departure (for SEA)

Friday 31 March

Application deadline
April First and second stage of screening process (written applications & interviews)
May Notification of selection and assignment of Contracting Organisation
(second week)
Notification of alternates being upgraded to short-list candidate status
June – July Pre-Departure Orientation, preparation, etc.
Sunday 20 August SEAs arrive in Japan and start appointment (Monday 21 August 2017)

About The JET Programme

The JET Program Alumni Association (JETAA) also maintains a very useful web site at

Contact details for JETAA in your state are here.


Further information about the JET Programme

The JET Desk
Telephone: (02) 6273 3244
Embassy of Japan
112 Empire Cct

For information regarding interviews and pre-departure meetings, please contact the Consulate-General of Japan at your nominated interview location.

Consulate-General of Japan
(07) 3221 5188
Consulate-General of Japan
(03) 9679 4510
Consulate-General of Japan
(08) 9480 1800
Consulate-General of Japan
(02) 9250 1000


Applications for the 2017 JET Programme (ALT and CIR)  - now closed.