Secondary School Teachers

$75,443 - $112,930 yearly
  • ACT Government - Department of Education
  • Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 09 Sep, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching - Secondary

Job Description

Closes: 30 September 2021
Classification: Classroom Teacher
Salary: $75,443 - $112,930 plus superannuation
Position No: Secondary School Teachers - Canberra
Directorate: Education

  • Salary up to $112,930 (dependent on experience) +11.5% super
  • Opportunity to have a career without needing to move towns every 3 to 5 years
  • 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. Interviews may be conducted prior to the closing date of this advertisement, please submit your application at your earliest convenience.

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.

Teachers - Secondary School

The Directorate is looking for Secondary School teachers who are enthusiastic, dedicated and can show innovation with quality learning programs that will cater for the diverse needs and interests of our students.

Future of Education

The 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 (Teaching Staff EA) means teachers in the ACT will be the highest paid and will have some of the best employment conditions in the country. Our Agreement leads the sector in Australia. It includes:

  • Highest wages in Australia and best superannuation benefits in the country
  • Agreed class sizes
  • Paid employer superannuation contributions on the first 12 months of unpaid birth leave, bonding leave, primary caregiver leave, adoption or permanent care leave.

Why Canberra?

The lifestyle 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 needed 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

Your skills and experience

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement inclusive and effective teaching and learning strategies to engage and improve educational outcomes for a diverse range of students.
  • Proven capacity to work as part of a team and the ability to use own 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 and/or permanent residency status

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 complete your submission, you will need the following:

  • Your resume
  • 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.

Any questions regarding this recruitment process please contact:

Education Recruitment on 02 6207 3046 or 02 6205 5000 or

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

How to Apply

If you interested in applying for a teaching role with the Education Directorate in Canberra please click here.


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Job Closing Date

30 Sep, 2021