Why choose us

See what the department offers potential employees, what we value, and how we can support your career development.

We believe in the common good of public education. And we value the personal satisfaction that comes with being part of a system that nurtures our local communities.

The department can offer prospective employees:

  • flexible working conditions
  • attractive salaries
  • generous holidays
  • opportunities for advancement
  • a culture of professional support

By supporting every one of our employees to meet their personal goals at work, we can best meet NSW's goals for quality public education.

Professional development

Whatever your role in the department and whatever your career stage, we support your professional development.

Key information

Key information for potential Department of Education employees including Code of Conduct, rules and policies.

Vision and priorities

Today's students will shape Australia's future. Our vision is to see a highly skilled, educated, vibrant and inclusive NSW where all students are achieving their potential and contributing as informed citizens to our society, and where Aboriginal people are determining their own futures.

Salaries and allowances

Pay and benefits available to department employees, including salary packaging, additional allowances and subsidies.

Awards and determinations

Industrial awards and agreements that cover the details of salaries, leave, allowances, salary packaging and other conditions of your employment. This page also includes a list of the most recent determinations made by the Secretary.


Different types of leave available to department employees depending on their role and circumstances.


The department offers a choice of superannuation funds to employees.

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