To improve your employment and career development prospects as a teacher in NSW public schools, consider becoming a teacher of one of the high-demand subject areas listed below or teaching in a high-demand location. The employment prospects of these teachers is high due to decreasing supply throughout NSW, as identified in the department's 2015 Teaching Workforce Supply and Demand (PDF 729 KB).
Mathematics teachers in NSW public schools teach a common course to students in Years 7 to 8 and a range of courses to students in Years 9 to 12. Explore mathematics teaching.
Science (with physics) teachers
Science teachers in NSW public schools teach science as an integrated subject to students in Years 7 to 10 and a range of science courses to students in Years 11 to 12, including biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, physics and senior science. Science teachers who are approved to teach physics are in high-demand in NSW public schools. Explore physics teaching.
Technological and applied studies (TAS) teachers in NSW public schools teach a range of subjects including agriculture, industrial technology, design and technology, engineering studies, food technology, and software design. Students in NSW public schools complete a mandatory technology course in Years 7 and 8. TAS teachers who are approved to teach design and technology in combination with engineering studies or industrial technology (timber, metal or graphics) are in high-demand in NSW public schools. Explore TAS teaching.
Special education teachers
Special education teachers are qualified to teach students (Kindergarten to Year 12) who have additional learning and support needs. They develop and deliver specialised learning programs for students who have a range of physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Explore special education teaching.
School counsellors are experienced teachers who have an accredited degree in psychology and post-graduate qualifications in school counselling. They work with students of all ages and their families, from Kindergarten to Year 12 and provide counselling and psychological assessment for students with specific needs. School counsellors are trained primary or secondary teachers who have completed approved psychology studies. Explore school counselling.