University students

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Uni students, this is your step-by-step guide to becoming a teacher in a NSW public school

If you're currently studying a non-teacher education course but are thinking about becoming a teacher, you will first need to decide what type of teacher you would like to become and what teacher education course you will need to complete. Note: Becoming a teacher of a high-demand subject area would increase your chances of employment in NSW public schools.

  1. Complete teacher education studies at a recognised Australian teacher education institution. Your studies will need to meet the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) academic requirements for employment as a teacher. The Department has a number of programs on offer whereby university students get paid to study to become teachers of high-demand subject areas in high-demand locations
  2. Apply for approval to teach in NSW public schools through the Graduate Recruitment Program
  3. Get accredited by NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)
  4. Subscribe to our JobFeed email service and receive weekly updates on advertised teaching positions in NSW public schools.

Get paid to study

We have a number of programs available to support uni students wishing to teach in NSW public schools. You could get paid while you study and be guaranteed a permanent teaching position when you graduate with a:

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Explore teaching

Still debating whether or not teaching is the right career choice for you? Find out more about teaching as a career and the types of teachers that are in high-demand on the explore teaching webpage.