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International Teacher Exchange – now open

16 October 2019

Applications for the International Teacher Exchange Program are now open!

This long-running program offers eligble NSW public school teachers an opportunity to exchange teaching assignments and accommodation with similarly placed teachers overseas for a period of one year, commencing in 2021.

Hear from former participant Hayley about her International Teacher Exchange experience.

Become a school counsellor

02 October 2019

School Counsellor sponsorship program - psychology Now Open!

Now is the time to apply for a School Counsellor Sponsorship Program – Psychology.
Applications close Friday 18 October 2019.

Approved teachers, you can now retrain to become a school counsellor in a NSW public school. You will be supported to complete an APAC accredited three year undergraduate psychology sequence, over one or two years. Successful applicants will continue to be supported to complete an APAC accredited fourth year and train as a school counsellor.

If you have completed a minimum of two first year level psychology units that form part of an APAC accredited sequence of study, with credit, in the last 10 years, you are eligible to apply.

Find out more online or contact our Sponsored Training Team via email at sponsoredtraining@det.nsw.edu.au.

What are you waiting for?

Apply now!

Join the teach.NSW team as a Senior Education Officer

25 September 2019

Do you have an interest in promoting career opportunities to current and future NSW public school teachers? If so, then we want to hear from you!

We are looking for a dynamic and talented teacher to join our team as a Senior Education Officer (SEO1). This fast-paced and rewarding role involves presenting at universities and career events across NSW, promoting a wide range of projects and delivering promotional campaigns across face-to-face and digital platforms.

Head over to our teach.NSW Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages to find out more about the team, the events we attend and recent campaign promotions.

Discover opportunities in rural and remote NSW

25 September 2019

Discover opportunities in rural and remote NSW

View a recording of the teach.NSW Facebook live event to find out more about the unique career development and lifestyle benefits available to teachers working in rural and remote NSW public schools.

Inclusive Practice in Education Scholarships

18 September 2019

The NSW Department of Education’s Inclusive Practice in Education Scholarship provides eligible teachers with a unique opportunity for further study and professional development. Successful applicants will receive up to $23,000 in upfront course contribution fees and up to eight days study leave per year.


Through studying my masters, I am developing the skills that will allow me to work within different roles in the school; whether it be as a classroom teacher or a learning support teacher.”
– Lauren Young, Classroom Teacher at Oran Park Public School

The Inclusive Practice in Education Scholarship gives you the flexibility to choose where you study. It also provides casual and temporary teachers with a permanent position in an agreed location upon completion of their studies. Permanent teachers also have the opportunity to undertake this professional development and can remain within their current school location.

Be prepared for the future of education. To find out more and to apply visit: http://bit.ly/InclusivePracticeScholarship

2020 NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships

18 September 2019

Last month, 20 of the state’s best teachers had their commitment to quality education rewarded with a 2020 Premier’s Teacher Scholarship. Jennifer Dove was awarded the Premier’s English Teachers Association English Scholarship valued at $10,000. She will use these funds to travel to the US and Canada to explore the benefits and purpose of creative forms of writing for young people in rural and remote communities.

The Scholarships provide teachers with an opportunity to study their field of expertise at highly acclaimed international schools and centres for teaching and learning.


As an experienced teacher, I feel like this is a great chance to refresh my teaching practice and consolidate a range of approaches I have experimented with over the years”
– Jennifer Dove, Lightning Ridge Central School

Get ready to explore your field of expertise with a NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarship. Applications will open for the 2021 NSW Premier’s Teacher Scholarships in early 2020.

Find out more and be notified when applications open by subscribing to our alert me service.

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Catch up on our latest Facebook Live recording

11 September 2019

Teaching opportunities in rural and remote NSW

Discover teaching opportunities in rural and remote NSW - it is easier than you think! On Thursday 12 September 2019, we hosted a Facebook live event which explored why you should choose rural and remote NSW public schools for the next chapter of your teaching adventure.

Our online discussion, featured principals from schools in Far West NSW, who gave a first-hand perspective on teaching in rural and remote NSW locations. The recording will also give you insight into the unique career development and lifestyle opportunities available to teachers working in the region.

If you are a teacher from interstate, a NESA representative was also on hand to tell you how you can gain accreditation as a teacher in NSW.

To view the recording check out our Facebook Live event.

teach.MathsNOW Scholarships – closing soon!

11 September 2019

teachMathsNOW Scholarships

Do you know someone who would make a great mathematics teacher? The department's teach.MathsNOW Scholarships offer industry professionals and current university students the opportunity to change career paths to become mathematics teachers in NSW public schools.

The scholarships offer a great range of financial benefits plus a guaranteed permanent position in a NSW public school on successful completion of studies. Most importantly, they offer the opportunity to undertake a new career that can make a real difference to the future of our students and the community.

With just two more days until applications close, there's never been a better time to apply!

Apply now! >>

Enhance your career at Murrumbidgee

04 September 2019

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

Realise your potential at the new Murrumbidgee Regional High School, located in Griffith. With $25 million being invested to develop the new school, there has never been a better time to start the next chapter of your teaching career.

Offering far-reaching possibilities for you to develop professionally, this is a unique opportunity to join the community and be part of the foundation of the new school.

To find out about current teaching positions at Murrumbidgee Regional High School, please contact the Executive Principal, Mr Peter King, via email at peter.p.king@det.nsw.edu.au.

For further information, please contact the school on 6962 4022.

Aboriginal Employment Team – making a difference

04 September 2019

Darren Bell, Lead, Aboriginal Employment

Recently I had the pleasure of sitting down and having a yarn with Ngunnawal/Yuin man Darren Bell, Lead of the department’s Aboriginal Employment team, to find out more about the team’s work and how it is supporting the department in becoming the best education system in Australia.

Darren’s passion for public education is obvious from the moment you meet him. When speaking about the work his team does and the benefits this work has for the students in NSW public schools, his face lights up.

Darren has worked with the department since 1995 and knows first-hand the opportunities that working for the department can provide.

Prior to his appointment as Lead, Aboriginal Employment, he worked in a range of roles, including Executive Assistant, Promotions Officer and Client and Community Contact Officer. One of the most rewarding elements of Darren’s current role is being able to support others to achieve the same career development that he has experienced.

The Aboriginal Employment Team was established in 2006 and sits within the Human Resources Directorate of the department. The team comprises six members, who provide individual support and assistance with career development to both existing and new departmental staff of Aboriginal descent.

In addition to this work, you’ll find the team regularly out and about across the state at community yarn-ups, career events for current and future teachers, and also hosting catch-ups at 105 Phillip Street for the Aboriginal Corporate Staff Network.

One of the team’s major achievements has been its contribution to the successful development of Confirmation of Aboriginality Guidelines, in partnership with the NSW AECG. The guidelines forman important body of work which gives the responsibility of determining Aboriginality back to the community.


The community know who their mob are and their histories. It is appropriate that local Aboriginal communities, through registered Aboriginal organisations, provide confirmation for their mob”
– Darren Bell

A key role the team undertakes is informing the community of the fact that Aboriginal people can apply for non-identified roles as well as identified roles within the department, and that this dedicated team is here to help them thrive within the department.

To continue to create awareness of employment opportunities within the department, the team has relaunched the #JoinOurMob campaign, which has supported the NSW Department of Education to have the highest number of teachers of Aboriginal descent working in our schools in Australia.

Would you like to join the conversation about career opportunities with our mob? Have a yarn with the team via their Facebook page, by email (aboriginal.employment@det.nsw.edu.au) or on 02 7814 1939.

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