Uni students, this is your step-by-step guide to becoming a teacher in a NSW public school
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.
Note: Becoming a qualified teacher in a high-demand subject area would increase your chances of gaining employment in NSW public schools.
- Complete teacher education studies at a recognised Australian teacher education institution. Your studies will need to meet the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) academic requirements for employment as a teacher. The NSW Department of Education has a number of programs on offer for university students to apply for a scholarship and get paid to study to become teachers of high-demand subject areas in high-demand metropolitan or rural and remote locations.
Note: In order to undertake a practicum placement in any NSW public school, students are now 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.
- Get accredited by NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
- Apply for approval to teach in NSW public schools.
- Subscribe to our JobFeed email service and receive weekly updates on advertised teaching positions in NSW public schools.
Get paid to study
We have a number of programs available offering financial incentives and support for uni students wishing to teach in NSW public schools. You could get paid while you study and be guaranteed a permanent teaching position when you graduate.
Share your teaching journey
We love following the learning journey of future teachers! Share your teaching journey via Instagram with #teachnsw.
Still debating whether or not teaching is the right career choice for you? Find out more about teaching as a career and the types of teachers that are in high-demand on the explore teaching webpage.