Balob Teachers College Application and Selection Info and Updates

 Balob Teachers College offers diploma in primary teaching and enrols 600-700 students every year, about half of them female students. If you want to apply for college or get information about courses and selections, this article will help you.

Find out how to apply as a non-school leaver or school leaver - use the tips below to contact Balob Teachers College.


Balob Teachers College Application Form 2024, Selections 2023 and Accpetance List PDF


How to apply to  Balob Teachers College?

There are two ways to apply to Balob Teachers College: as a school leaver and a non-school leaver.

Apply as a non-school leaver

Balob Teachers College does not have a website or social media account where you can get information on courses, applications and selections. The college relay on the media to disseminate information to new students. 

The best way, at present to get a Balob Teachers College application form for 2023 is to get it from the college.

But, what can you do if you are not in Lae or anywhere nearby? The college often asks for proof of ID before issuing new application forms. This can be hard - here are some suggestions to help you - see below for non-school leavers' application timeframe.

Here are 5 ways to get an application form, even if you're not in LAE.

  • 1) Call a family member/friend you know personally to get it for you.
  • 2) Call the college and ask for the latest application form and fees.
  • 3) Travel there yourself to get it - this can be an expensive exercise. 
  • 4) Ask a Facebook/social media friend you know to send it to you.
  • 5) Ask a current student to help you out.

The five ways above are practical ways to get the BalobTeachers College non-school leaver's application form 2023. 


Apply as a school leaver (Grade 12)

 Balob Teachers College option for Grade 12 students who want to become teachers. 

All you have to do is to put it down as one of your options when you complete the National Online Application Form on the DHERST website.

The best tip here is to make it your first or second choice so that you have a higher chance of getting in. You can do that at school with the help of your deputy principal.

If you do not make that choice yet, do not worry. You can make adjustments to your final choice during the Grace Period DHERST gives you.


GPA for entering Balob Teachers college PNG

Each college in PNG selects the best students. That means that they choose students with high GPAs. 

Read about GPA for PNG teachers' colleges.

DHERST (Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology) sets a GPA threshold of 2. Some institutions have raised it to 2.25.

Generally, you must have a GPA higher than 2 to get selected. Inversely, you must maintain a GPA higher than 2 to remain a student at Balob Teachers' College to get relegated.

For registration purposes, PNG Education Department requires that teachers' college graduates should have a GPA of 2.4. (see the report here)

Taking all GPAs into consideration, you should maintain a bare minimum of 2.4 to remain competitive in during selections.

Contact  Balob Teachers College

You can contact the principal and admin office for information on school leavers and non-school leavers.

Balob Teachers' College
P O Box 2127
Lae, Morobe Province
Ph 4724311 / 4724355

Contact person/s
Mr Jack Hawap (Deputy Principal, Admin)

When does Balob Teachers' College NSL application open?

For the last two years, Balob Teachers' College non-school leavers' application forms come out in May. If you are planning to apply for next year, make sure you are in Lae in May to get the NSL application form. 

The application closes at the end of June. 

You will have a month to complete the application and hand it in.

Balob Teachers' College Acceptance list 2023

The acceptance list for Balob Teachers' College for non-school leavers and school leavers will come out before the academic year starts. 

The non-school leavers who applied straight to Balob Teachers College will have to check the college for the non-school leavers acceptance list 2023.

As for the Grade 12 school leavers who applied through the National Online Application System (NOAS), check the higher education website for the DHERST Acceptance List 2023.

If you have any questions, check out this link for information on selection dates and acceptance lists for tertiary institutions in PNG.

About Balob Teachers College 

Balob Teachers College is located in Lae, Morobe Province and is run by the Lutheran Church. 

The college has been training primary school teachers for nearly 60 years. It offers diploma in primary teaching and enrols 600-700 students every year, about half of them are female students.

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