Permanent Employment

Once you have become a teacher and are approved and accredited to teach in NSW public schools, you can apply for advertised permanent teaching positions.

Apply for permanent positions

In accordance with the staffing agreement between the department and the NSW Teachers Federation, significant numbers of vacancies are filled through open advertisement. Available positions can be found on the IworkforNSW website, JobFeed webpage or via the teach.NSW JobFeed e-newsletter.

Subscribe to JobFeed to have a list of newly advertised permanent teaching positions delivered to your inbox each Wednesday. To increase your chances of gaining employment in NSW public schools, consider applying for positions in high-demand metropolitan and/or rural and remote locations.

Develop a great application

New merit selection application guidelines for classroom teachers, executives and principals have been introduced to provide greater clarity to applicants and selection panels.

The guidelines apply for any new positions advertised from Wednesday, 10 June 2020 onwards.

The guidelines, developed with the endorsement of the NSW Teachers Federation, Secondary Principals' Council and the Primary Principals' Association, provide a clear expectation of the overall length of the written application in respect to addressing the position criteria.

To assist you in developing a great application please view the videos below.

Overview of new merit selection application guidelines

Advice for preparing an application

Advice for applicants - teacher and executive roles

Advice for applicants - principal roles

For additional information, please visit the NSW Department of Education website.

Undertake further training

Enhance your employment and career development opportunities as a teacher in NSW public schools, by retraining as a teacher of a high-demand subject area. Find out more about the sponsored retraining programs offered by the department, offering current teachers financial incentives and support to retrain in high-demand subject areas.