Approved teachers

As an approved teacher in the Department, there are many ways to achieve your fullest career potential. Explore the different ways in which you can make a difference to the education of our children and young people.

Casual and temporary teaching

The majority of teachers commence their careers in the NSW public education system as casual or temporary teachers. Whether employed on a day-to-day basis or in blocks, they carry out a vital role in public schools throughout NSW.

Casual teacher induction

As a casual or temporary teacher, you perform a vital role in our schools. Read valuable information which will support you to undertake your role in schools confidently and professionally.

Permanent employment

The Department employs around 49,000 permanent school teachers. As an approved teacher, you have the opportunity to join the ranks of our permanent workforce.

Information for newly appointed teachers

Your first year as a teacher will provide you with some special opportunities and challenges. Read valuable information which will support you as you commence in your new role.

Maximising your employment and career development opportunities

Your teaching subjects and location preferences are two major factors that can greatly enhance your employment or promotion prospects.


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