School careers

If you would love to teach or to work in a school support role, consider the rewards of a career in public education.

Our public schools lie at the heart of every local community.

Whether you join us as a teacher, a school leader, an assistant or a specialist, your contribution matters. When you work in our quality public education system you motivate students to achieve their personal goals and to recognise their abilities and talents.

At the same time, our public education system is ready to nurture your career. When you work in a public school you'll enjoy the personal rewards of making a difference to children's lives as well as the benefits of generous pay and flexible working conditions.

We invite you to consider the wide range of career options on offer in our schools.


As a teacher, you make the difference. Quality teaching is the most important single factor in enhancing a child's performance at school.

School support

NSW public schools employ a range of school support employees who help with administration, financial management and maintenance as well as learning programs.

Leadership roles

In building a good school the single most important factor is effective leadership.

Our school leaders occupy a unique place in the public education system, building morale and nurturing a culture of pride and respect.

Inspire and manage

School leaders are responsible for educational programs and learning outcomes, the management and professional development of their staff, school finances and property, and the relationships between the school and its community. They understand education because they are accomplished teachers themselves.

Our school leaders are passionate about the role of public education in Australian society. By ensuring every child, regardless of their circumstances or background, has the opportunity to develop academically and socially, our public schools are a vital pillar of an inclusive democracy.

Opportunities to lead

We need outstanding candidates who thrive in the dynamic, complex environment of a public school for the positions of:

  • school and college principals
  • deputy principals
  • head teachers
  • assistant principals
  • teacher mentors.

We need candidates who can both inspire and manage and who understand how education policy and curriculum changes impact their people. Great school leaders empower both their teachers and their students.

We understand the value of leadership and offer generous salaries, supportive conditions and attractive benefits.

School leadership roles offer our teachers rewarding career pathways. We invite you to consider your future as an educational leader.

Specialist support

Qualified teachers can develop their skills in a range of areas, including:

  • careers advice
  • English as a second language
  • special education
  • student welfare.

School careers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Within the school environment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees are required in positions at all levels.

Selection panel e-learning

If you are taking part in a selection panel for selecting school staff through advertised positions, you can undertake these self-paced e-learning modules, designed to assist new panel members or conveners in understanding the procedures required for the panel.

School counselling scholarships

School Counsellors and School Psychologists apply their psychological expertise to support students to achieve cognitive, emotional, social, physical and spiritual wellbeing. Scholarships are available for suitably qualified candidates to join the school counselling workforce.

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