High-demand metro locations

By teaching in a high-demand location, you could improve your employment prospects and fast-track your career as a teacher in NSW public schools.

Demand for teachers in NSW public schools is higher in specific locations, including western Sydney and south-western Sydney.

Teach in western Sydney

Western Sydney is one of the fastest-growing economies in NSW. With more and more young families choosing to live in western Sydney, the demand for teachers continues to grow. New schools are being constructed to accommodate population growth in the region.

The western Sydney staffing area includes the following suburbs:

  • Blacktown
  • Mount Druitt
  • Parramatta
  • Penrith
  • Windsor.

Teach in south-western Sydney

South-western Sydney is one of Australia's largest and fastest-growing populations and the demand for teachers in western Sydney schools is continually growing. The region has a young population made up of a diverse and dynamic mix of ethnicities and cultures. New schools have recently been constructed to accommodate growing student enrolments in the region.

The south-western Sydney staffing area includes the following suburbs:

  • Bankstown
  • Campbelltown
  • Fairfield
  • Granville
  • Liverpool.

Maximise your permanent employment opportunities as a teacher

Maximise your opportunities for employment in NSW public schools by indicating that you are willing to teach in western and south-western Sydney in your NSW Department of Education approval to teach application.

If you wish to change the locations in which you are prepared to accept a permanent teaching position, it is better for you to nominate specific school locations and areas in which you would accept an offer.

If you wish to make changes to your location preferences after receiving your final approval to teach in NSW public schools you are now able to update your location preferences in Employee Self Services (ESS) by navigating to ‘my details’ and then ‘my preferences’. A quick help guide has also been created to assist you through this process.

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