Science (physics) teachers

Science (with physics) teachers in NSW public schools may 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 physics, biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science and senior science.

Demand for physics teachers

Physics teachers are in high demand not just in NSW public schools, but throughout Australia and overseas. The employment prospects of graduating physics teachers is relatively high, as identified in the Department of Education's 2015 Teaching Workforce Supply and Demand (PDF 729 KB). Demand is also particularly high-demand locations, including Western Sydney, south-west Sydney and rural and remote NSW.

Attributes of great physics teachers

Great physics teachers have an in-depth knowledge of how the world and the universe work, and the ability to not only help student understand the relevance of physics, but question where society would be without it.

How to decide if you should be a physics teacher

If you are curious by nature, genuinely fascinated by science and motivated to develop that fascination in others, consider becoming a science teacher with approval to teach physics. If you think physics is an intriguing, stimulating and exciting subject, you'll find it easy to get students to appreciate at least some of those qualities. If you have the drive to find ways to explain very complex, abstract ideas to students, you could be a great physics teacher.

How to become a physics teacher

Whether you're a student or a career changer you will need to complete a number of steps to become a teacher in a NSW public school.

Get paid to become a physics teacher

Scholarships, cadetships and internships are available to HSC students, university students and career changers considering becoming a science teacher with approval to teach physics. Find out how you can get paid to study to become a science (with physics) teacher in NSW public schools!  

sponsored training program is also available to current teachers who would like to become a physics teacher.

Aaron, physics teacher

NSW Department of Education