Permanent employment

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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.

In February 2016, the NSW Department of Education and the NSW Teachers Federation signed a new staffing agreement which will remain in place until Term 2, 2020.

The signed Staffing Agreement and the detailed staffing procedures contained in the Staffing Procedure for the Teaching Service in NSW Public Schools and the Merit Selection Procedures can be found at:


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School staffing

Teacher Recruitment

Tel: 1300 32 32 32

Fax: 1300 300 902


Mailing Address: Locked Bag 3003, Blacktown NSW 2148 

Portal access, DET user ID and password

Tel: 1300 32 32 32

Application for approval to teach

Tel: 1300 32 32 32
Fax: 02 9836 9767
Email: Teacher Recruitment Unit
Mailing Address: Locked Bag 3003, Blacktown NSW 2148