Graduate Teachers - Canberra

$75,443 - $112,930 yearly
  • ACT Government - Department of Education
  • ACT, Australia
  • 13 Sep, 2021
Full time Education, Training, and Sports

Job Description

Closes: 30 September 2021

Classification: Classroom Teachers
Salary: $75,443 - $112,930 plus superannuation
Position No: Graduate Teachers - Canberra
Directorate: Education
Advertised (Gazettal date): 03 September 2021

  • Recently or about to graduate from your teaching degree or masters?
  • Why not create your future with the ACT Education Directorate in Canberra?
  • Reimbursement of reasonable relocation costs up to $12K plus dependents allowance

We are recruiting and interviewing NOW for roles starting in 2022 so apply today to secure your position for next year. Are you next generation of educators who want to make a difference? Start your career in Canberra. With market leading new educator support including mentoring & reduced contact hours.

Who are We?

The ACT Education Directorate has an excellent education system, from pre-school and primary school through to high school and college. Become part of a welcoming, caring, and hard-working system and embrace the challenge of the 21st century where we offer the best of teaching and learning technologies.

Graduate and New Educators

We are looking for teachers who have recently (previous three years) or who will graduate before January 2022, who are enthusiastic, dedicated and are passionate about making a difference to our students.

The Future of Education

Future of Education Strategy is a ten-year strategy. Launched in August 2018, the strategy sets the ACT Government’s long-term vision through a roadmap that outlines how all students in all schools will benefit from an improved education delivery over the next decade. It focuses on:

  • Strengthened systems to focus on equity with quality
  • Placing students at the centre of their learning
  • Empowering teachers, school leaders and other professionals to meet the learning needs of all students
  • Building strong communities for learning

Australia’s leading employment conditions for Teachers

The ACT Public Sector Education Directorate (Teaching Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2018-2022, means teachers in the ACT will be the highest paid and will have some of the best employment environments in the country. Our Agreement leads the sector in Australia. It includes:

  • Dedicated new educator program with mentoring and professional development supported by reduced contact hours
  • Be paid amongst the highest wages in Australia
  • Best superannuation benefits in the country
  • Increased professional recognition for teachers
  • Better support for teachers
  • Investment in school leaders
  • Safe and supportive workplaces
  • Agreed class sizes
  • Paid employer superannuation contributions on the first 12 months of unpaid birth leave, bonding leave, primary care giver leave, adoption or permanent care leave.

Why Canberra?

The lifestyle In Canberra you can embrace a better work-life balance. Canberran’s enjoy getting active with lakes and mountains easily in reach of the city. With everything within an easy 30-minute drive, you’ll be able to soak up all Canberra and this region has to offer.

Get around without the overwhelm We don’t have the same traffic snarls as most other buzzing cities. Canberra is planned to perfection and everyone is close to everything. With less time spent in traffic, you’ll have more time for the fun things in life.

Canberra’s teachers are the highest paid in Australia, and we may assist with your relocation costs. Canberra doesn’t care where you’ve come from, or who you know. When you choose to work in Canberra, it’s easy to find like-minded people.

Why teach in Canberra

Canberra is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia. We’ve a need for teachers now and into the future. In Canberra you will benefit from:

  • the close proximity of our learning environments making connecting with your colleagues easy
  • career development and professional learning programs tailored to your needs and school context. Want to know more about Canberra?

Your skills and experience

We have a wide range of settings for our School teachers, you may have a specialisation or have a more generalist background but either way there are plenty of opportunities in Canberra for you.

We need you to bring:

  • Capacity to develop and deliver effective, engaging and differentiated learning programs within the Australian Curriculum and/or the Board of Senior Secondary Studies.
  • The ability to work as part of a team, to use your initiative and to work independently.
  • Consistently model and demonstrate the ACT Government Respect, Equity and Diversity Framework and lead safe work practices that are in accordance with Cultural Integrity and the Directorate’s Work Health and Safety policies, procedures and roles and responsibilities.

Requirements for employment.

To commence in a permanent teaching position within the ACT Public School system you require the following:

  • To be eligible for Professional Teacher registration with the ACT Teacher Quality Institute prior to commencing employment
  • Current Working with Vulnerable People registration
  • Australian citizenship /or permanent residency status
  • Business Sponsorship may be offered to suitable candidates that are already in Australia, sponsorship will be considered by the Directorate on an individual basis.

You are invited to apply now even if you are not currently eligible, noting that you must meet all the above requirements before commencing in a teaching position.

Further Information

To apply for our Graduate recruitment round you will need to be completing your teaching qualification before January 2022 or have completed your course within the last three years.

To complete your submission, you will need the following:

  • Your resume
  • Your practical placement reports
  • Contact details of your referees
  • Your two-page statement: in this statement you must provide practice examples aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers with an emphasis on the results achieved.

A merit pool will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Applicants should note that a Joint Selection Committee (JSC) established in accordance with the ACT Public Sector Education Directorate Teaching Agreement 2018-2022 provisions will assess all applications for this position.

Further enquiries can be made at Education Recruitment at email

For more information about our Directorate and the ACT Public School system visit our website at

How to Apply

Interviews may be conducted prior to the closing date of this advertisement, please submit your application at your earliest convenience.

If you have any questions around your application, then please reach out to us at and we will happily come back to you.

Job Closing Date

30 Sep, 2021