Become a teacher in NSW public schools

Are you considering becoming a teacher in NSW public schools? Congratulations! Just thinking about taking  this career path is the first step towards a rewarding, challenging, and inspiring professional life! 

Teaching is not just about you! It is about cross-generational communication, facilitating the personal growth of your students and having a role in the community!  WIth this article, we’ll try to give you an idea of what you need to do in order to become a teacher in NSW public schools.

  • Get the approval to teach!

Let’s have a look at the steps you’ll need to follow in order to become a teacher in NSW public schools! First of all, you will need to meet the NSW Department of Education’s requirements for approval to teach. 

In order to start your application for the approval to teach, you need to get your NSW Working with Children Check clearance from the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian and apply for and gain accreditation from the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

In 2019 the approval to teach is going to see some changes in the requirements and the documentation. You can sign-up to the alert service provided by the NSW Government to receive all the updates of the new 2019 procedure to get your approval to teach. There are different pathways to be followed in order to get the approval, depending on your level of experience and whether your teaching education commenced prior or after 2019.

Here are the links to the different pathways you can follow, depending on your experience/education: 

  • Find your ideal job

Where do you want to teach? Which kind of position are you looking for? Whether you have a clear idea already or if you are looking for inspiration, you will need to check on the official job listing to find your best fit.

Before you choose, carefully read the job description, do some research about the specific school you are considering applying to and be sure you meet all the requirements! 

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  • Prepare the Best Application Ever

We’ve got you covered with that! When it comes to writing and tailoring your résumé and writing the perfect cover letter, we are here to help you! 

It is very important not to use just your general résumé when applying for a teaching position (well actually with any position). What you want is to tailor your résumé so that it really stands out and the employer can see at a glance the key points that underline what a good candidate you are for this position!

You don’t want to miss the chance just because you don’t know how to write a good Cover Letter or because you don’t know how to make your résumé shine! 

You got to the interview? Well, let’s get ready for that! We also offer Application Writing and Interview Workshops that can help you develop the right skills to create your best application ever!

  • Don’t stop aiming high

Hopefully, following these steps you found your first teaching job and you are enjoying the joys and challenges of this exciting career! Where to go from here? You can always aim higher! Train to become a teacher of one of the high-demand subject areas or teaching in a high-demand location. We also offer services to help you develop your career and continue to move forward! Contact us for individual assistance or group workshops!