Career opportunities

Opportunities for NSW public school teachers to broaden their experience through work in Rural Experience schools in NSW and in equivalent positions in schools overseas.

Rural Experience program

The Rural Experience program provides an opportunity for permanent primary and secondary teachers to take part in a short placement of 1 to 4 terms in a Rural Experience school.

In early 2018, principals from 154 Rural Experience schools will propose a placement role and confirm availability of accommodation for participants. Placements will then be advertised for teachers to apply for up to three jobs.

International Teacher Exchange program

The International Teacher Exchange program rewards outstanding New South Wales teachers with the opportunity to enhance their teaching career in an exciting and adventurous way, and to further expand their professional skills in a new environment.

Exchange selection is a competitive process. Applicants will be considered on their merit with preference being given to teachers who have demonstrated exceptional practice, in particular if they have achieved Highly Accomplished or Lead Teacher accreditation, a strong recommendation from their principal around their professional and personal suitability for an exchange; and been highly recommended by their Director, Public Schools NSW.

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