NSW teachers have received the largest pay increase for teachers in three decades, meaning there has never been a better time for retired or separated teachers to re-engage in employment with the NSW Department of Education.

Great teachers play a vital role in improving student outcomes so we look forward to re-engaging with our valued and experienced former teachers.

Getting started

To find out how best you can support our schools, select below the pathway that is most appropriate to you.

You can sign up to ClassCover and begin immediately. You will need to complete a limited amount of mandatory training before your first job, but otherwise you can start whenever you like.

If you are already registered on ClassCover, ensure your profile and availability is up to date. Schools will then be able to contact you regarding casual work in line with operational demands.

The department can assist with your accreditation and fast-track approval to teach. Contact accreditation@det.nsw.edu.au including your full name, date of birth, NESA number and department serial number (if applicable and known) and the dedicated support team will provide assistance.

The department has established a service team dedicated to helping staff with their accreditation - you can contact them via accreditation@det.nsw.edu.au.

If your accreditation is on a leave of absence, you can reactivate it yourself via eTAMS by:

  1. Logging into your NESA eTAMS account (you can find your NESA number in MyPL under ‘Learning Transcripts’)
  2. Selecting ‘Proficient Teacher’ (or relevant level of accreditation) on the left-hand menu
  3. Selecting ‘My Applications’
  4. Selecting the leave of absence entry
  5. Change your end date.

You must have a valid working with children check before coming back from leave.

Additional support

Learn more about how you can find employment as a casual teacher on ClassCover, or subscribe to JobFeed to have the latest temporary and permanent teaching opportunities emailed to you weekly. You can also review the mandatory training requirements for teaching and school-based staff.

Visit the NESA website for advice on re-accreditation and returning from a leave of absence.

More information

For more information, please view our frequently asked questions.

Contact us

If you have any further questions, please contact the relevant team below:

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