Employer of choice for teachers
For size, flexibility of choice and range of career development opportunities, the NSW Department of Education and Communities is hands-down the employer of choice for teachers.
It is the largest education provider in Australia, delivering education services to more than 730,000 students from Kindergarten to Year 12.
Our NSW public education system is at the forefront of innovation, with our leading-edge curriculum delivery recognised as one of the most advanced in the world. The Department is an active participant in the Commonwealth and NSW Governments' joint Digital Education Revolution initiative, which aims to contribute sustainable and meaningful change to teaching and learning in Australian schools that will engage students in rigorous and stimulating programs of learning and prepare them for success in the 21st century.
We have more than 2,200 schools throughout the State, ranging from small one-teacher country schools to large metropolitan high schools. There are selective schools for academically gifted students, and other specialist schools such as agriculture, technology, performing arts and sports high schools. We also have multi-campus colleges, environmental education centres, distance education centres and schools for children with special needs. Check out our full range of NSW public schools.
Our size represents an enormous advantage for teachers who choose to work with us.
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As a NSW public school teacher, your opportunities for career development, school and location diversity are greatly enhanced.
With such a wide range of schools and locations to choose from, you can look forward to a variety of career development options – all while still remaining under the one employer.
The joys and rewards of being a NSW public school teacher don't end in the classroom.
Your drive for career advancement can be fulfilled by promotion within the NSW public education system, which is based on merit. Our school leaders earn higher salaries, reflecting higher levels of responsibility. And with a statewide network of schools to choose from, you have a whole range of promotions options.
Teachers can also apply for a variety of specialist or management positions within schools, regional offices and state office directorates.
There are many other opportunities to improve your skills and qualifications with the support of the Department. These include teacher exchanges, leadership and management courses, and courses accredited by universities. You can also retrain in a subject area that requires more teachers.
NSW public school teachers also enjoy a range of benefits and incentives enjoyed by few other professions.