Cobar High School

General program enquiries (including application status updates) should be directed to the Rural Experience Program team: or phone 02 7814 3820

Eligibility criteria for this placement:

  • Permanent employees who hold a substantive position as a teacher and meet the eligibility requirements in the Rural Experience Guidelines may apply for this placement.
  • Non-permanent employees (those on a temporary engagement / contract and casual employees) who meet the eligibility requirements in the Rural Experience Guidelines may apply for this placement.

Industrial Arts / TAS teacher

Cobar High School, Cobar NSW

Placement level: Teacher

Contact for enquiries: Shane Carter (Principal),, 02 6836 2705

Additional resources: explore what it's like to live and work in the Cobar area.

The Welcome Experience is a new service supporting essential workers and their families who are thinking of moving or have made the move to a rural location. The service connects you and your family with local people and local resources to help you settle in and feel at home in your new community faster.

Placement details

Terms 1 - 4, 2025 (Applicants can request a shorter duration in their application).

The teaching load of the placement will consist of Stage 4 Mandatory Technology, Stage 5 Industrial Technology Metals and/or Timber in addition to attending timetabled Professional Learning periods.

The successful applicant will be encouraged to fully participate in Quality Teaching Rounds, as well as extra-curricular activities.

Accommodation details

Teacher Housing may be available and is the top recommendation. Private rentals are available also.

Please note: Teacher Housing availability can depend upon a variety of factors, including vacancy status and potential priority offers to other staff with full time rural appointments. Teacher Housing Authority (THA) may not be able to confirm the allocation of properties until all applications have been received and processed. Applicants are encouraged to discuss property availability directly with THA. Participants of the Rural Experience Program are not eligible for the Housing Rental Subsidy but may rent a property (at market value) through the THA if available.

School details

Cobar High School is located 300kms west of Dubbo (the nearest regional centre) with 210 students. Cobar itself is a very supportive community with the town facilities being of high quality. The town population of approx. 4000 is predominantly employed in mining or related industries. Due to this, the student population is somewhat transient which does create challenges in terms of literacy, numeracy, and attendance rates.

The school is well resourced, including a Metals Trade Training Centre and refurbished Woodroom. The staff are mainly in their early years of teaching and are highly motivated. Opportunities to participate in community activities and organisations are easily accessible as is the access to the greater western area of NSW for those wishing to explore. Cobar is a great place to live and work!

How to apply for this placement

  1. Refer to the program FAQs as you prepare your application
  2. Complete the online application form and answer the placement questions:
    1. What motivated you to apply for the program in general and specifically this placement? (max 600 words)
    2. What skills and experiences can you bring to the Rural Experience School? Why would you be a good fit for this placement (max 600 words)
  3. Attach the required documentation to your application:
    1. Endorsement of Application form (saved as a PDF)
    2. Resume / CV (maximum 2 pages as a PDF)


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