If you have completed teacher education studies at a tertiary institution outside of Australia and would like to teach in NSW public schools, you will need to get accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and be approved to teach by the NSW Department of Education. To get accredited by NESA, you will need to have completed a minimum of four years of tertiary study and have been awarded a teaching qualification. Refer to the NESA website for more information about accreditation for overseas-trained teachers.
If your teacher education studies were completed in a country where English is not the main language, you will need to be able to demonstrate that your English language proficiency is of a standard which would enable you to teach and interact effectively and confidently in a NSW school. If you did not complete a full four years of tertiary study from a country where English is the main language, you will be required to undertake the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). This is a requirement to gain an approval to teach in NSW public schools. Teaching experience in a country where English is the main language will not be considered for exemption purposes. NESA will advise you if you need to undertake IELTS. Note: to apply for permanent teaching positions in NSW public schools, you will need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.