2021 JET Programme Applications - CLOSED

2021/1/22

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme

 

Applications for the 2021 JET Programme have now closed 


For information regarding the 2021 JET Programme, please contact The JET Desk on 02 6273 3244 or jet@cb.mofa.go.jp. 


INFORMATION FOR 2021 JET PROGRAMME APPLICANTS

All applicants for the 2021 JET Programme have now been notified of their results via email of the first stage of screening. 

Applicants who have been invited to sit an interview must submit any outstanding documents as well as the National Police Certificate and Certificate of Health to their Interview Office (see below).

Do not submit them to The JET Desk unless you are a Canberra applicant! 

Sydney: Consulate-General of Japan in Sydney

Perth: Consulate-General of Japan in Perth

Brisbane: Consulate-General of Japan in Brisbane

Melbourne, Hobart and Adelaide: Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne

Canberra: The JET Desk, Embassy of Japan, 112 Empire Circuit Yarralumla ACT 2600



NATIONAL POLICE CERTIFICATE AND CERTIFICATE OF HEALTH

Applicants who have expressed an interest in Early Arrival must submit a National Police Certificate (see below) and a Certificate of Health (available from your Interview Office) to their Interview Office no later than Friday 26 February 2021.

Applicants who have not expressed an interest in Early Arrival must submit the National Police Certificate and Certificate of Health to their Interview Office no later than Friday 25 June 2021. 

APPLYING FOR A NATIONAL POLICE CERTIFICATE

Applicants must obtain a National Police Certificate (sample certificate here) issued in hard copy on security embedded paper (Name Check only). Applicants can apply for a National Police Certificate through their state/territory police agencies provided it is the same as the sample above and not issued via Australia Post or in digital format.

If in doubt, please apply through the Australian Federal Police.  

Police checks (including digital certificates) from any other provider will not be accepted.


THE 2021 JET PROGRAMME SCHEDULE FROM APPLICATION TO DEPARTURE

2020  
5PM Friday 11 December 2020 Application deadline
2021  
January First stage of screening process (written application forms)
February-Beginning of March Second stage of screening (interviews)
April
Announcement of short-list candidate status for Early Arrivals
Notification of selection and assignment of Contracting Organisation for Early Arrivals
Announcement of short-list candidate and alternate status
April - September Early Arrivals arrive in Japan
June Notification of successful Participants status and assignment of Contracting Organisation for September Arrivals
May – December  
(second week)
Notification of upgrade to short-list candidate for alternates
July-August Pre-Departure Orientation, preparation, etc.
Wednesday 8 September Arrival in Japan (appointments begin on Thursday 9 September 2021)

 

ABOUT THE JAPAN EXCHANGE AND TEACHING PROGRAMME

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is administered through the collaboration of Japan’s local government authorities, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR).

Aiming primarily to promote grass-roots internationalisation at the local level, the JET Programme invites young college graduates from around the world to participate in internationalisation initiatives and be involved in foreign language education at Japan’s local government offices, Boards of Education, elementary schools, junior high schools, and senior high schools. The JET Programme has gained high acclaim both domestically and overseas for being one of the world’s largest international exchange programmes. We hope that all people involved in the JET Programme, both the participants and the local people with whom they live and work with, will build an international network and become successful in today’s global society.

The JET Programme has grown significantly over its 34-year history, with the number of countries participating in the JET Programme growing from four to 57, and the number of participants from 848 to 5,761. There are 343 Australians participating on the Programme in the 2019-2020 year. Since its creation, over 70,000 people from 75 countries have participated in the JET Programme.

Currently, approximately 1,000 local public organisations (contracting organisations), including 45 prefectures and 18 designated cities employ JET Programme participants. The specific work activities of JET Programme participants are independently decided by each prefectural governor or city/town mayor. Although the organisations involved in the JET Programme are primarily local government authorities, JET Programme participants may also be placed in private schools when there is a request

Through the international exchange activities of its participants, the JET Programme strives to make a continued contribution to the revitalisation of local communities throughout Japan.

NB: These pages contain information for Australian citizens only. Citizens of other countries are advised to contact a Japanese diplomatic mission in their home country, regardless of Australian Permanent Residency status.
 

For more information on the JET Programme:

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme Official Website
JET Alumni Association International
For contact details of your local JETAA chapter