Teaching opens doors

Female teacher smiles to camera with female student smiling at her as they read a book Female teacher smiles to camera with female student smiling at her as they read a book

Benefits of a teaching career

A career that moves

Mentoring and support

Benefits you and others

Video: Teaching opens doors

Become a teacher and unlock a world of opportunity.

Start your teaching journey

Ready to start the journey? Find out how to become a teacher in a NSW public school.

High school students:

  1. Meet teaching course pre-requisites
  2. Update UAC preferences to include an initial teacher education course
  3. Apply for a future teacher scholarship

University students:

  1. Enrol in an approved initial teacher education course
  2. Apply for a future teacher scholarship
  3. Apply for approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education

Career changers:

  1. Select your subject area specialisation
  2. Enrol in an initial teacher education course
  3. Be supported while you study/retrain to become a teacher
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Teachers from other systems/states:

  1. Apply for NESA accreditation
  2. Apply for approval to teach in NSW public schools
  3. Explore employment opportunities across NSW

Video stories: See how teaching opens doors

For Sarah, a teaching career has opened doors to a community of like-minded individuals.
Teaching opened doors for Iginas. He is now doing the same for his students.

Learn more

Book credit: ICEBERG by Claire Saxby, illustrated by Jess Racklyeft (Allen & Unwin, 2021) featured with the permission of Allen & Unwin: www.allenandunwin.com.

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