Uni students, this is your step-by-step guide to becoming a teacher in a NSW public school
Complete teacher education studies at a recognised Australian teacher education institution. Your studies will need to meet NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) academic requirements for employment as a teacher.
Note: As part of your teacher education studies you will likely undertake a practicum placement in a NSW public school. University students are required to complete and sign a Declaration for Child Related Work – Tertiary Practicum Students and have a WWCC clearance verified by the department for Working with Children Check compliance. For more information view the Declaration for Child-Related Work – Tertiary Practicum Student Factsheet.
Gain your accreditation with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
Apply for approval to teach in NSW public schools with the NSW Department of Education.
Subscribe to JobFeed, a weekly e-newsletter, outlining advertised permanent and temporary teaching positions in NSW public schools.
Get paid to study
If you're currently studying a non-teacher education course but are thinking about becoming a teacher, you will first need to decide what type of teacher you would like to become and what teacher education course you will need to complete.