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Become a teacher in NSW

Teaching is a rewarding profession that can change lives. To help ensure that NSW prepares quality teachers, the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) accredits teaching degrees. This includes setting pre-requisites for admission to both 4 year teaching degrees and graduate entry teaching degrees.

How to become a primary school teacher

There are a number of ways to become a primary school teacher in NSW. Read what qualifications and university subjects are required to teach in a primary school.

How to become a primary school teacher

How to become a high school teacher

There are a number of ways to become a high school (secondary) teacher in NSW. Read what qualifications and university subjects are required to teach each high school subject.

How to become a high school teacher

Find an accredited teaching degree

BOSTES accredits all teaching degrees in NSW. This makes sure that these degrees meet the requirements for their graduates to be eligible for Provisional Accreditation to teach in NSW schools.

Find an accredited teaching degree

Tips for choosing a teaching degree

There are many universities and higher education providers in NSW and Australia offering accredited teaching degrees. It’s important to find a teaching degree and institution that matches your needs.

Tips for choosing a teaching degree

Work as a teacher in NSW

Once you have your teaching qualifications, and a Statement of Eligibility, you can apply for teaching jobs with either the Department of Education and Communities (DEC) which is the public school system, Catholic schools or independent schools.

More about finding work as a teacher in NSW