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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Temporary Classroom Teacher positions

Current as at 27 May 2015

Temporary classroom teacher positions

Cardiff High School
Approval to teach special education and/or experience teaching students with mild intellectual disability, autism, behaviour difficulties and emotional disturbance Years 7-12. (Full Time) 3/08/2015 - 8/04/2016. Applicants for this position are requested to submit an expression of interest.
Email Anna Owen or phone 02 4954 9966.

Corowa High School
Approval to teach technology mandatory Years 7-8, industrial technology-timber/metal Years 7-12. (Full Time) 14/07/2015 - 17/12/2015.
Email Chris Johnston or phone 02 6033 1889.

Greystanes High School
Approval to teach personal development, health and physical education Years 7-12. (Full Time) 13/07/2015 - 18/12/2015. Applicants for this position are requested to submit an expression of interest.
Email Gail Simms or phone 02 9631 9144.

Hunter School of Performing Arts
Approval to teach K-6 and skill and/or experience in choir and music. (Full Time) 13/07/2015 - 11/09/2015. Applicants for this position are requested to submit an expression of interest.
Email Khalil Khay or phone 02 4952 3355.

Ingleburn High School
Approval to teach Japanese and/or Spanish and/or French and/or Indonesian Years 7-10 and willingness to teach history Years 7-10. (Full Time) 14/07/2015 - 20/11/2015. Applicants for this position are requested to submit an expression of interest.
Email Darko Levkovski or phone 02 9605 6165.

Melville High School
Approval to teach technology mandatory Years 7-8, engineering studies/industrial technology-engineering, industrial technology-timber and vocational education and training construction Years 7-12. (Full Time) 13/07/2015 - 18/12/2015.
Email Victoria Staunton or phone 02 6562 7511.

Muirfield High School
Approval to teach English Years 7-12. (Full Time) 13/07/2015 - 18/12/2015.
Email Susan Dykes or phone 02 9872 2244.

Scone Public School
Applicant must be a qualified teacher and be eligible for employment as a NSW Department of Education and Communities school counsellor. (Full Time) 13/07/2015 - 18/12/2015.
Email Di Miller or phone 02 6545 3097 or 0418 253 054. Alternatively, phone Catherine Thomsen on 0456 598 794.

The Sir Henry Parkes Memorial Public School
Approval to teach K-6. (Full Time) 13/07/2015 - 18/12/2015. Applicants for this position are requested to submit an expression of interest.
Email Sue Charles or phone 02 6736 1401.

Wattawa Heights Public School
Approval to teach community language Arabic Years K-6. (0.2 Part Time) 3/06/2015 - 16/12/2015.
Email Judy Smith or phone 02 9790 3948.

Wellington High School
Approval to teach industrial technology-timber/metal Years 7-12. (Full Time) 8/06/2015 - 18/12/2015.
Email Don Harvey or phone 02 6845 2344.

Young High School
Approval to teach science and design and technology Years 7-10. (Full Time) 2/06/2015 - 18/12/2015.
Email Megan Altenburg or phone 02 6382 1166.

Temporary Head Teacher position

Parkes High School
Approval to teach English Years 7-12 and skill and/or experience teaching English Extensions 1 and 2. (Full Time) 13/07/2015 - 16/12/2015.
Email Sandra Carter or phone 0488 244 395.

Temporary teaching opportunities in Broken Hill NSW - 70% rental subsidy applies

Three temporary teaching positions are available through the Rural Area Relief (RAR) program in Broken Hill, NSW. For the commencement/end date of these positions please see attached expression of interest. The participating schools in the Rural Area Relief program are Alma Public School, Broken Hill Public School, Broken Hill North Public School, Morgan Street Public School, Railway Town Public School, School of the Air, Broken Hill High School and Willyama High School.

Rural Area Relief (RAR) is a strategy designed to assist schools experiencing difficulty in obtaining teachers. Teachers are assigned to schools by Casual.Direct, the Department's casual teacher staffing system, on a day to day basis to meet short term relief needs.

Applicants interested in these temporary opportunities are requested to submit an expression of interestEmail Glynis Lugnan or phone 08 8088 2181.

Non school based teaching positions

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 the permanent positions listed below is 10 June 2015.

Principal positions

Assistant Principal positions

Deputy Principal positions

Head Teacher positions

Classroom Teacher positions – secondary

Classroom Teacher positions – primary

Special Education positions

Teacher Learning and Support positions

Teacher Librarian positions

Home School Liaison Officer position

School Counsellor position

Permanent Principal, Executive and Classroom Teacher positions

The closing date for the permanent positions listed below is 03 June 2015.

Principal positions

Assistant Principal positions

Deputy Principal positions

Head Teacher positions

Classroom Teacher positions – secondary

Classroom Teacher positions – primary

Special Education positions

Home School Liaison Officer position

Teacher Librarian position




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.

Find out more
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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.


More teachers' stories on the benefits of rural and remote teaching careers


Now Open: Rural Teacher Exchange Program

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The Rural Teacher Exchange Program provides unique opportunities 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. The rural teacher exchange program, an initiative through the Rural and Remote Education Blueprint for Action, allows rural and remote teachers to experience a different teaching environment, and allows other teachers to consider whether teaching in a rural and remote school is a longer term option for them. 

To apply please complete the Rural Teacher Exchange - application form (doc 272 KB)


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.


NOW OPEN - 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.

Applications now open!

Below are some of our first teach.Rural scholarship recipients at an official function at Parliament House on 26 February 2014. 

teach.Rural scholar launch


Beyond the Line - Rural

The teach.NSW Beyond the Line - Rural 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.

For more information refer to the Beyond the Line - Rural webpage.


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.

Connect with teach.NSW on Facebook. Twitter and YouTube. Our main website is at www.teach.nsw.edu.au You can call us on 1300 300 498, or email us at teachnsw@det.nsw.edu.au

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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