Get a teaching job
Once you have become a teacher and are approved and accredited to teach in NSW public schools, you can accept casual teaching opportunities and apply for advertised temporary and permanent teaching positions.
Work as a casual teacher
Teaching casually is a great way to start your career and develop your teaching skills in NSW public schools, particularly while you're completing the final two semesters of your teacher education studies. Casual teaching offers variety and flexibility. If you have been approved to teach as a casual or temporary teacher in NSW public schools, you will have automatically been registered with Casual.Direct, the department's computerised staffing system for NSW public schools seeking casual teachers to replace permanent teachers on short-term leave. You can also approach NSW public schools directly to advise that you are available for casual teaching positions.
Apply for temporary positions
Temporary teachers are employed full-time for a minimum of four weeks and a maximum of one school year, or part-time for two or more school terms. Subscribe to JobFeed to have a list of the newly advertised temporary teaching positions delivered to your inbox each Wednesday.
This week's temporary teaching positions can also be found on the JobFeed webpage, which includes the details of the contact officer for each temporary position. To increase your chances of employment in NSW public schools, consider applying for temporary positions in high-demand locations.
Apply for permanent positions
In accordance with the staffing agreement between the department and the NSW Teachers Federation, significant numbers of vacancies are filled through open advertisement. Available positions are broadcast via the weekly teach.NSW JobFeed e-newsletter, which includes direct links to the application page for each position on the jobs.nsw website. Subscribe to JobFeed to have a list of the newly advertised permanent teaching positions delivered to your inbox each Wednesday. The JobFeed listing can also be found on the JobFeed webpage . To increase your chances of employment in NSW public schools, consider applying for positions in high-demand locations.
Develop a great application
Our guides for application writing are full of tips and advice to help you address selection criteria:
- Guide for application writing for classroom teacher positions (PDF 175 KB)
- Guide to application writing for executive staff and principal positions (PDF 296 KB)
- Guide to meeting the selection criteria of recent school based experience for non school based teaching service positions (PDF 1.75 MB)
- Guide to using jobs.nsw for a school position (PDF 716 KB)
Undertake further training
To improve your employment and career development prospects as a teacher in NSW public schools, consider becoming a teacher of a high-demand subject area. The department has sponsored training programs that are available to current teachers who would like to become teachers of a high-demand subject area.