New teach.NSW Guide to Application Writing for Classroom Teacher Positions

A new teach.NSW guide Application Writing for Classroom Teacher Positions is now available online. In this document you’ll find facts about the presentation of your CV and what it should contain, as well as detailed information on how to address the specific selection criteria for classroom teacher positions with the NSW Department of Education and Communities. There are examples with annotations, explanations and tips.

Don’t miss out on great jobs.Check out the teach.NSW Application Writing for Classroom Teacher Positions guide.

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Current as at 16th April 2014

Advertised temporary Classroom Teacher positions

Expressions of interest are invited from teachers who have approval for employment with the NSW Department of Education and Communities, or are able to be approved for employment. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply for these positions.

Canobolas Rural Technology High School, Western NSW - Full Time
Approval to teach Mathematics Years 7-11. 28/04/14 - 19/12/14. Applicants for this position are requested to submit an expression of interest.
Contact Chad Bliss on 0429 070 939 or at Chad.Bliss@det.nsw.edu.au

Coolah Central School, Western NSW - Full Time
Approval to teach Mathematics Years 7-12. 28/04/14 - 20/06/14.
Contact Graeme McLeod on 0427 876 415 or at Graeme.McLeod2@det.nsw.edu.au

East Hills Girls High School, South Western Sydney - 0.4 Part Time
Approval to teach Engineering Studies/Industrial Technology - Engineering Years 11-12, Technology Mandatory Years 7-8 and Design and Technology Years 9-12. 5/05/14 - 19/12/14.
Contact Filip Necic at Filip.Necic@det.nsw.edu.au

Kingscliff High School, North Coast - Full Time
Approval to teach English Years 7-12. Willingness to teach English Extension 1&2. 28/04/14 - 30/05/14.
Contact Robyn Ludeke on 0411 146 369 or at Robyn.Ludeke@det.nsw.edu.au

Lithgow High School, Western NSW - Full Time
Approval to teach Personal Development, Health & Physical Education and Community & Family Studies Years 7-12. 28/04/14 - 19/12/14.
Contact Ann Caro at Ann.Caro@det.nsw.edu.au

Robert Townson High School, South Western Sydney - Full Time
Approval to teach Learning and Support Secondary Year 7-12. 28/04/14 - 19/12/14.
Contact Emma Townsend at Emma.Stevenson@det.nsw.edu.au

Wade High School, Riverina - Full Time
Approval and/or willingness to teach Behaviour Difficulties Years 7-10. 28/04/14 - 19/09/14.
Contact Travis Payne at Travis.Payne@det.nsw.edu.au

Westfields Sports High School, South Western Sydney - Full Time
Approval to teach Library Years 7-10. 29/04/14 - 27/06/14.
Contact Reena Jethi at Reena.Jethi@det.nsw.edu.au

In addition to the temporary teaching positions listed above, there may be opportunities to fill day-to-day relief or longer-term temporary teaching positions in rural locations. Visit Casual.Direct to register for relief and temporary teaching positions in rural locations. Casual.Direct is the Department’s automated casual teacher staffing system. Teachers can update their registration on Casual.Direct at any time by completing the Casual.Direct teacher amendment form available on the Casual.Direct website.

Note: There are a range of incentives that may apply to teaching positions in rural and remote areas of NSW, including relocation subsidies, additional training and development days, generous rental subsidies and, for Western Division schools, an extra week of summer vacation. In addition, teachers relocating to rural and remote locations may be eligible for the NSW Government's Regional Relocation Grant. Visit www.osr.nsw.gov.au/grants for more information.

Try out the teach.NSW benefits calculator to see which benefits apply for teachers employed at these schools.

The Teacher Housing Authority website is a useful source of information regarding accommodation for teachers in rural areas.


Permanent Principal, Executive and Classroom Teacher positions

The closing date for all positions is 30 April 2014.

Principal positions

Assistant Principal positions

Head Teacher positions

Classroom Teacher positions - Secondary

Classroom Teacher positions - Primary


Permanent Principal, Executive and Classroom Teacher positions closing on 23 April 2014

Principal positions

Deputy Principal positions

Assistant Principal positions

Head Teacher positions

Classroom Teacher positions - Secondary

Classroom Teacher positions - Primary


 

Get paid to study, secure your employment...

This year, up to 300 scholarships are available for talented students to train as teachers in secondary mathematics, science (physics), technological and applied studies or English, and in special education.

Up to 80 of these scholarships are available exclusively for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students to train as teachers in primary or any secondary subject.

 

The Graduate Recruitment Program (GRP) is the first step for final year teacher education students to gain approval to teach in NSW public schools. View the video below for all the details.

Teaching in rural and remote NSW offers exceptional opportunities, both for experienced and beginning teachers.

Along with the lifestyle advantages, there are excellent opportunities for career advancement and a wide range of additional benefits and incentives depending on locations.

Watch science teacher Simone Crossley discuss her experience teaching in rural NSW.


Incentives

There are significant incentives for teachers to work in rural and remote locations in NSW public education:

Existing benefits and incentives

Depending on the specifics of locations, existing benefits and incentives for teachers in rural and remote locations may include such financial incentives and reimbursements as:

  • Relocation subsidy
  • Rental subsidy
  • Motor vehicle allowance
  • Reimbursement for certain medical and dental treatment
  • Climatic disability allowance
  • Isolation from goods and services allowance
  • Vacation travel expenses

and a wide range of additional benefits depending on location, including:

  • Extended summer vacation
  • Additional personal leave
  • Compassionate transfer for teacher partner.

Go straight to our Benefits Calculator to discover the specific entitlements by school.

New incentives through the Rural and Remote Education Blueprint for Action

Over the next four years, a range of new incentives will be made available to attract experienced teachers and leaders to rural and remote schools, and encourage them to stay. These incentives will include:

  • in rural and remote six-point and eight-point incentive schools, principals will have the option of having a suitable temporary teacher, who has worked continuously for at least two years in the school directly appointed into a permanent vacant position in their school. In eight-point incentive schools, principals will also have the option of permanently appointing those teachers above establishment, if there is no vacant position at the school
  • principals in rural and remote eight-point incentive schools will be able to recommend that following two continuous years successfully relieving or acting in an executive role, a teacher is assessed for direct appointment into the role
  • newly appointed teachers and school leaders in rural and remote schools may be offered a 10 week trial before their permanent appointment is confirmed
  • in rural and remote eight-point incentive schools, a recruitment benefit of $10,000 may be used to attract suitable applicants, if two consecutive selection processes have not filled a vacancy
  • the payment of a 50 per cent rental subsidy to teachers in rural and remote four-point incentive schools
  • the payment of the NSW Institute of Teachers' submission fee for accreditation as Highly Accomplished or Lead teacher for teachers and leaders in rural and remote schools.

The Department will also introduce a Rural Teacher Exchange Program to provide an opportunity for teachers in rural and remote schools to exchange with teachers in other schools for one year at a time, returning to their substantive school at the end of the year. This will allow rural and remote teachers to experience a different teaching environment and for other teachers to consider whether teaching in a rural and remote school is a longer term option for them.

Other benefits and incentives that may apply

NSW Government Regional Relocation Grant

Teachers relocating to rural and remote locations may be eligible for the NSW Government's Regional Relocation Grant. Recent changes to the Grant came into effect on 1 January 2014, extending the eligibility of the for the Regional Relocation Grant, a one-off payment of $7,000 for eligible households, to long term renters in metropolitan Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong who relocate to regional NSW. A new Skilled Regional Relocation Incentive of $10,000 was also introduced to encourage people to relocate to regional NSW for employment, including self-employment.

Note: a minimum relocation distance of 100 kms applies. Applications will be administered on a 'first come, first served' basis until the annual budget allocation has been exhausted.

The Regional Relocation Grant, which includes the Skilled Regional Relocation Incentive of $10,000, is administered by the NSW Office of State Revenue (OSR). Visit www.osr.nsw.gov.au/grants for more information.


teach.Rural Scholarships

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Are you a high achieving student thinking of broadening your horizons? Interested in experiencing the advantages of living and teaching in a rural and remote community? Wanting to fast track your employment and promotional opportunities? Experience a rewarding teaching career in a NSW public school within a rural and remote community and the financial benefits of a teach.Rural Scholarship. More information here.

Please note: The program will open again for applications during May 2014.


Beyond the Line:

The teach.NSW Beyond the Line program gives university students a taste of teaching and living in rural and remote NSW. The program involves week-long orientation and professional experience visits.

View images from a 2013 Beyond the Line School Community Visit to Broken Hill and Wilcannia below.

More information on the Beyond the Line program may be found here.

Opportunities for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders

Apply for a Teacher Education Scholarship

Scholarships are available for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders to train as teachers in any teaching area. Get paid to study and secure your employment.

Check the details online - don’t miss out.

A guaranteed permanent teaching job in an agreed location. $5,000 per year of study up to a maximum of five years. An additional $3,000 when you commence teaching.

Improving career opportunities for Aboriginal people

The Department is committed to improving not just educational outcomes for Aboriginal students, but also career opportunities for Aboriginal people.

Pathways to university recognise your educational experience as well as your skills and aspirations. Employment opportunities are enhanced for Aboriginal teachers in NSW public schools.

Support is here for you

The Aboriginal Employment and Career Development Unit is here to assist you on all matters relating to your career in NSW public schools.

Visit the website or call 02 9836 9103

 

School students

Step 1 Think about your subject areas of strength.

Step 2 Talk to your careers adviser about scholarships and university options.

Step 3 Explore the locations that will enhance your employment prospects through our Explore Your Future program while you are at university. 

Step 4 Apply for approval to teach in NSW public schools through the Graduate Recruitment Program in your final year.

Undergraduates

Step 1 Consider the subjects you would like to teach.

Step 2  Talk to your university careers service about scholarships and your options for the qualifications required to become a teacher.

Step 3 Explore the locations that will enhance your employment prospects through our Explore Your Future program.

Step 4 Apply for approval to teach in NSW public schools through the Graduate Recruitment Program in your final year.

Graduates

Step 1 Decide on which subject areas you would like to teach.

Step 2 Look at your study options and seek advice from your preferred university about the qualifications required to become a teacher.

Step 3 Consider applying for a scholarship to support you while you complete your studies.

Step 4 Explore the locations that will enhance your employment prospects through our Explore Your Future program. 

Step 5 Apply for approval to teach in NSW public schools through the Graduate Recruitment Program in your final year.

University qualifications

To be eligible to become a teacher in NSW public schools, you will need to complete one of the following:

  • a double degree program such as a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education
  • a program such as a Bachelor of Education
  • an undergraduate  degree and end on teacher education course such as Bachelor of Teaching or Master of Teaching.

NSW Institute of Teachers

When you apply to teach with us, you will also need to apply for eligibility for accreditation through the NSW Institute of Teachers.

Check their website for information on the academic requirements for employment and teacher accreditation.

teach.NSW is part of the NSW Department of Education and Communities – the largest employer of teachers in Australia.

We are here to tell prospective teachers about the outstanding career options in public education in New South Wales. Careers where you can inspire and empower others every day, in dynamic and diverse working environments, with a great starting salary package and state-wide promotion opportunities.

In particular, we want you to know where the best opportunities lie – the subject areas of greatest need, the geographical areas where there are potential openings, and the special incentives and scholarships that may be available to you.

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We are also out and about at events and presentations right across NSW throughout the year. Please view our calendar of events and come to speak with us.

If you are a high achiever looking at your career options, consider our tagline:  TEACH – and make a difference in NSW public schools.

           

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