Teacher Employment covers casual/part-time/relief/substitute teaching, full-time teaching and specialist positions such as consultants, itinerant teachers, counsellors and more. Teachers can work in government or several non-government systems, including specialist schools.
Advertised positions are found from state education departments, independent systems and individual schools, in both print and internet media. Some apply to individual schools at a specific site [usually non-government] while others operate across regions or the whole state [usually the government system or one of the systemic groups such as the Catholic School System].
This page covers procedures and programs used in each state & territory.
The Second Page looks at resources & tools and any special programs. It also covers procedures for transferring recognition of registration/accreditation between states/territories, including teachers coming from New Zealand.
States & Territories
Australian Capital Territory
- ACT Teacher Quality Institute
‘The Teacher Quality Institute [TQI] is responsible for : professional registration of teachers; accrediting education courses for pre-service teachers and teachers; certifying teachers against national professional standards; developing and applying a code of professional practice for teachers; working closely with employers to promote continuous professional learning by teachers’.
- Association of Independent Schools - Employment
Vacant positions in all schools.
- Casual Employment
- Catholic Education Office
‘The following pages contain information pertinent to Employment Opportunities in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn’. Vacancies can be found here.
- Christian Schools Australia
Allows you to apply for any state, region, position in Christian schools.
- Employment, Canberra Institute of Technology
How to apply and employment conditions.
- Job Applications and Vacancies
The Government employment portal.
- ACT Catholic Teacher Salary Rates
These are found as part of the Collective Agreement document you will find here in PDF format.
Provides pay rates for teaching and other staff in all government schools and centres.
- Teach in Canberra
- Union Enterprise/Collective Agreements
Covers agreed conditions of service. Check the Professional Teaching Framework for further information.
New South Wales
- Awards & Conditions
Casual teacher entry point.
‘Join our extensive network of professional and support staff, and play a part in delivering quality education, training and other key community services in NSW’.
- Catholic Education Office, Sydney -
Details what is required and available vacancies at a number of levels and for specific groups, e.g. Graduate Teacher Initiative. You can link to specific areas, especially in the Southwest of the city, from the home page.
- Graduate Employment
Information about Graduate Employment intakes by the Department of Education & Training. Some conditions apply - period of service, training, placement. Also check the Graduate Recruitment Program page.
- New South Wales Institute of Teachers
New applicants must go here to be accredited. To find out what is required, visit the Accreditation Manual page, to either read information or download material.
- Registration for Independent School
Details are provided on dual options for achieving this.
- Retraining Programs
‘Retraining opportunities are available for teachers in a number of curriculum areas including Mathematics, Science [Physics] and Vocational Education. They are also available in specialist teaching areas including special education, School Counselling, Careers advising, Teacher-librarianship, English as a Second Language and Reading Recovery tutoring’.
- Salary Rates
Includes all positions in government schools and TAFEs.
- Salary Scales for Teachers
Information covering Sydney and the dioceses of Broken Bay and Parramatta can be downloaded here, while those for School Support Staff are found here.
- Selection Criteria
Selection Criteria for Principals can be downloaded here, while those for Assistant Principals are found here and those for Religious Education Co-ordinators are found here.
- Staffing Procedures
Information on staffing procedures and possible impact on employment prospects. Downloadable documents.
- TAFE New South Wales
Employment is through individual institutes and campuses, which can be found through a link on the home page. Select an institute, go to the website and find the link to staff/jobs [at the top of the Sydney Institute page], or under Employment Opportunities [in the l/h menu on the Illawarra Institute page], or a similar descriptor with the others.
- Teaching in Rural NSW
Discover information about conditions, incentives and more.
- Teachers Handbook
‘The Handbook will contain the current conditions of employment for teachers in the Education Teaching Service, and list their responsibilities. This information is extracted from primary source documents including acts, regulations, determinations, awards, agreements and arrangements’.
- Association of Independent Schools
Select Employment Opportunities from the main menu.
- Conditions of Service
On the Teaching in the Northern Territory site.
- Employment in Catholic Education
Covers Teaching, accreditation, vacancies and more.
- Northern Territory Government
Select the areas from the drop down menus for Departments, Categories and locations.
- Current Rates of
Covers all teachers and other educators in government schools. Click on link to access a PDF presentation.
- Teacher Registration Board
‘The Board is charged with registering teachers, or granting authorisation to an employer to employ an unregistered person; liaising with providers of teacher education and professional development in the Northern Territory; supporting the development of appropriate teacher education courses; and developing a code of ethics for Territory teachers’.
- Teaching in the Northern Territory of Australia
How to Apply, Current Vacancies and Teacher Stories.
- The Territory
Has other information but also job information.
- C&K Careers
Predominantly in Queensland, though it has limited employment in other areas. Covers Preschools, Kindergartens and Long Day Care Centres in the education area.
- Careers & Teaching Positions
For specific Teaching positions go to the Employing Quality Teachers section.
- Employment in
The Catholic Education Commission. Direct employment comes through one of twenty three Catholic employing authorities responsible for employing staff in the two hundred and eighty-six  Catholic schools in the State. See State Education - Queensland for the major ones of these. Become aware of the Teacher Accreditation requirements for all positions.
- Employment Information [Brisbane]
Archdiocese of Brisbane. Information for Prospective Staff, including non-teaching staff.
- Employment Information [Townsville]
Diocese of Townsville. Information for Prospective Staff including advertised vacancies. Similar sites are available for the following diocese - Cairns, Rockhampton and Toowoomba.
- Jobs & Careers, TAFE Queensland
‘TAFE Queensland offers a wide range of vacancies. TAFE jobs are advertised on the Queensland Government Gateway’s Jobs Online’. Check the two major links at the bottom of the page.
- Jobs in Schools
Vacancies in Queensland independent schools.
- Queensland College of Teachers
Anyone wishing to teach in Queensland must be registered with the College.
- Queensland College of Teachers - Registration
Requirements for Registration, Types of Registration, Applying for Registration and more.
- Enterprise Collective Agreements
Access PDF download covering these for both Religious Institute and Diocesan Schools. Salary information is included in these.
Click on Salaries in the top menu and select from the relevant options. from the Queensland Teachers’ Union.
- Smart Jobs
Government jobs portal. Add keyword[s] and the location desired. Select Teaching from the Occupational Group listing, and see what is available.
- Work with US [ISQ]
‘The following opportunities are open for application. Details relating to the positions and how to apply are included with each vacancy. Information about vacancies at schools’.
- Association of Independent Schools -
Positions in independent schools across the state. Discover the Teachers.on.net partnership.
- Employment - Catholic Education
‘Working for CESA provides employees with a family friendly working environment and excellent workplace entitlements and provisions’.
- Jobs and Careers
Click on one of the related links for further details.
- Positions Vacant Search
All positions, teaching and non-teaching, in the Catholic Education system.
- Recruitment and Selection
From the Leaders Desktop. Covers Recruitment and Selection at the school level among other items.
- Catholic Education - Entitlements
Provides some salary information, plus details of other entitlements.
- Wages and Salaries
‘Current rates for Education Act employees’. Includes Preschool Teachers.
- Switch Education.Recruitment
‘Offers a complete recruitment solution. Services include sourcing the teacher, interviewing, reference checking & completing teacher inductions. We can assist with finding [teachers] more temporary day to day relief work and assist them to access contract and permanent positions that become available’.
- Teacher’s Registration Board
You must be registered in order to teach.
- Working in DECD
Click on one of the related links for further details.
- Employment Enquiries
Tasmanian Independent schools.
- Employment in the Department of Education
Main page for all employment including ‘teachers, teacher assistants, librarians, social workers, speech and language pathologists, school psychologists, education facility attendants, administrative, clerical and other support in schools, colleges and the Polytechnic as well as a range of corporate roles in finance, human resources and information technology’. It includes access to a number of documents including the following :
- Employment Application Guidelines
- Employment - Obtaining Employment as a Teacher
- Employment - Selection
You now need to be able to log in to access this site.
- Employment - Statements of Duties
- Good Character Checks as well as a document of FAQs on this topic.
Graduate employment is one of the components of this program.
- Job Opportunities at Tasmanian
Teaching positions at the Institute. See Jobs Tasmania [below] for vacancies and further career information.
- Jobs Tasmania
Permanent & temporary positions. Use Search menu to find Education.
- Positions Vacant
Catholic Education Office, Hobart. Extra information.
- Industrial Awards and
Department of Education document.
- Salary Scales
Download a copy of the salaries for all positions [July 2013].
- Teacher’s Registration
Information about the Registration Process.
- Applying for Positions
Help in applying for positions.
- Careers & Jobs
- Careers and Recruitment
Home page for teacher recruitment by the Department of Education & Early Childhood Development. It includes the following.
- Careers and Recruitment 
‘For information about careers in education and early childhood, select from the following [topics]’.
- Career Change Program
Select Career changingfrom the available options.
- Casual Relief Teaching Information
- Teacher Graduate Recruitment Program
- Teaching Careers
‘Teaching in Victoria is a stimulating, satisfying and rewarding career that provides the opportunity to influence and shape many lives’.
- Independent Schools Employment
‘Operated as a service to independent schools by the Association of Independent Schools of Victoria Incorporated [AISV]’.
Note this site also covers other states and territories.
‘Online jobs board dedicated to linking people with work opportunities at Victorian Institutes of TAFE. Whether you are looking for full-time, part-time or casual positions in teaching or non-teaching roles, jobs@tafe can assist by making your search quick and easy’.
- Positions Vacant
Positions within Victoria [and Australia] in the Catholic system. Use the menu on the right and click on Positions Vacant. Find employment information direct from these Victorian Diocesan Education Offices - Ballarat and Sale. The other two operate through the main Positions Vacant site.
- Qualifications for Different Types of
Information from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Especially covers specialist areas such as Language, Science, Mathematics, Technology and Special Education.
- Resource Ed Personnel
Find employment here and in a range of countries.
- Rates of Pay, Catholic Education
Select Rates of Pay from the menu on the right. 12 Salary Schedules are provided and there are PDF downloads covering Primary and Secondary Salary Guides.
- Salary Topics
Includes ‘Salary Rates, Payment of Salary, Taxation, Salary Underpayments and Overpayments, Superannuation and Other’. Within a number there are several sub-topics. Government information.
- Teaching@DEECD - Employment
Notes and links.
- Teaching Service Act 1981
Word or PDF copies.
- Victorian Institute of Teaching
Registration of teachers.
- Victorian Institute of Teaching Act 2001
Word or PDF copies.
- Working in Catholic
‘Within the Archdiocese of Melbourne there are many rewarding employment opportunities’.
- Jobs & Careers
Covers employment and employment procedures with the State Education Department.
- Jobs@Independent Schools
‘AISWA has provided a facility to search all vacancies in Independent Schools in Western Australia’.
- Primary and Secondary Education
Document for Public Sector Teachers.
- Employment in Catholic Schools
For information about Vacancies go to this page.
- Graduate Teacher Pool
Information and a range of attachments for potential Graduate Teacher recruits for the government system.
- Salary Information
Catholic Education. This gives access to Enterprise Bargaining Agreements, Salary Schedules and Salary Packaging. Some sections provide downloads.
- Salaries and Teaching Levels
Provides figures and descriptors for relevant levels and also covers Superannuation information, Salary Packaging and Deferred Salary Scheme information. Government schools.
- TAFE Positions
College vacancies are now advertised through jobs.wa.gov.au. However, some colleges, such as South West Institute of Technology provide access to Application Packs [teaching & non-teaching].
- Teacher Registration Board of WA
‘The Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia replaces the Western Australian College of Teaching. In performing its functions the Board is required to maintain an up-to-date register of teachers; develop and publish professional standards for teachers; develop and publish accreditation standards; make the best interests of children its paramount consideration in all decision-making’.
- Teaching, Shaping Young Lives
‘The Department of Education’s Teaching website, where you can find out almost anything you want to know about a teaching career in Western Australian government schools’.