Teachers Handbook

The Teachers Handbook is currently being revised and completed chapters will be included progressively on this site

The Handbook will contain the current conditions of employment for teachers in the Teaching Service, and list their responsibilities. This information is extracted from primary source documents including acts, regulations, determinations, awards, agreements and arrangements. If information beyond the Teachers Handbook is sought, then those documents would need to be consulted. Where possible, a direct link has been provided to these documents, for example the Teachers Award.

These chapters of the Teachers Handbook have been developed by the NSW Department of Education and Communities in consultation with the NSW Teachers Federation.

The detail of the contents is not necessarily jointly agreed.

Chapter 1 - General Conditions of Employment (PDF 282KB)

Chapter 2 - Staff Welfare - Content for this chapter is now provided on the Work Health and Safety Directorate's intranet site.

Chapter 3 - Complaints Resolution Procedures (PDF 37KB)

Chapter 4 - Leave (PDF 374KB)

Chapter 5 - Professional and Legal Responsibilities of Teachers (PDF 120KB)

Chapter 6 - Occupational Health and Safety - Content for this chapter is now provided on the Work Health and Safety Directorate's intranet site.

Chapter 7 - Permanent Part-Time Employment (PDF 59KB)

Chapter 8 - Temporary Teachers (PDF 32KB)

Chapter 9 - Casual Teachers (PDF 106KB)

Chapter 10 - Salaries and Allowances (PDF 74KB)

Chapter 11 - Separation from the Service (PDF 156KB)

Chapter 12 - Superannuation - Content for this chapter is now provided on the Human Resources Directorate's intranet site.

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