Teacher employment priority scheme

Casual and temporary teaching can help you get a permanent appointment.

This is one of the major benefits of casual and temporary teaching.

Under the staffing agreement, one possible pathway to permanent employment is direct appointment from the employment list which comprises applicants who have the required staffing codes and location preferences for a particular vacancy. Under this staffing option, teachers with the earliest priority date will have an advantage over the other teachers in the pool.

Generally, your initial priority date is determined by the date you applied for employment with us.

Our Teacher Employment Priority Scheme (TEPS) offers teachers a chance to enhance their priority date by rewarding those who work as a casual or temporary teacher in our schools by backdating their priority date for every 50 days of service.

TEPS recognises all casual and temporary service in more than 2,200 NSW public schools but you can maximise this advantage by working in any of more than 700 schools in the highest benefit categories.

The TEPS benefits you receive depend on the schools in which you work. Your employment priority date may be enhanced by 6, 12 or 18 months for every 50 days of casual or temporary work. Pro rata benefits of between 6 and 18 months will apply for service across more than one benefit category of schools.

Schools and their TEPS benefits are detailed in the Organisation of public schools in NSW by staffing area (XLS 0.35MB).

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