Mid-Career Transition to Teaching Program – Master of Teaching (Secondary)

$40,000 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Sydney NSW, Australia
  • 19 Jul, 2022
Full time - Permanent Teaching - Secondary

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Education & Communities
Job category:

Education And/Or Training | Scholarships

Job location:


Job reference number: 000091KA
Work type: Full-Time
Number of positions: 50
Total remuneration package: $40,000.00
Contact: MidcareerPrograms@det.nsw.edu.au - Mid-Career Transition to Teaching Program
Closing date: 11/09/2022 - 11:59 PM


Up to 50 positions are available to support industry professionals and teaching academics complete their Master of Teaching (Secondary) commencing in 2023.  

About the program

The Mid-Career Transition to Teaching program is seeking industry professionals and teaching academics, with significant subject expertise and experience to transition into secondary teaching. Participants will complete a Master of Teaching in one of the in-demand subject areas of Mathematics, Science and Technological and Applied Studies.

Financial support will be provided with a $30,000 one-off training allowance on entry into the program. A further $30,000 study completion bonus will be provided, phased over 3 years of employment in a NSW public school.

Participants will also begin working up to 3 days per week as an Educational Paraprofessional whilst they complete their studies. On graduation, you will be offered a permanent teaching position in a NSW public school, in an agreed location.


To be eligible you must:

be an Australian citizen or permanent resident;

be an industry professional with a minimum of three years relevant industry experience within the last ten years,


be a teaching academic with a minimum of three years relevant subject and/or teaching experience within the last ten years;

intend to complete a Master of Teaching (Secondary) with the subject specialisation of:


Science (with a physics or chemistry major)

Technological and Applied Studies (within engineering studies, industrial technology (timber and metal), design and technology, information and software technology, food technology, or agriculture) be willing to complete your studies at one of the four universities offering the program and meet their entry requirements for a Master of Teaching;

  • Macquarie University
  • The University of Sydney  
  • The University of Newcastle  
  • Charles Sturt University

have completed a recognised undergraduate Bachelor degree;

be willing to begin your Master of Teaching (Secondary) in January or February 2023 and complete your degree within two years; and

be willing to accept an appointment as a permanent full-time teacher in a NSW public school on completion of your studies and agree to work for a minimum of three years in a NSW public school.

How to Apply

The department is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We encourage diverse applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply for roles in the department. If you are interested in this position, please apply online.

To apply, you will need to attach your resume either Word or PDF format and all other required documents, respond to the questions, and create and submit your Digital Story – 2-minute video.

Your Digital Story video link is to be included in your application. Please use the Google Drive solution to submit your Digital Story which must be submitted with your application.

Applications close at 11.59 Sunday 11 September 2022. It is a requirement that all candidates submit their application and attachments online via iworkfor.nsw.gov.au, by position close. No paper based, email based, or late applications will be accepted.

Required documents

Official transcripts (in English) of results for your undergraduate degree for each year of study to date, including current enrolment (if relevant)

Official evidence verifying completion of undergraduate Bachelor degree.

Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check: Application and informed consent form

Declaration for Child-Related Work: Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check
Proof of identity including evidence of Australian Citizenship, permanent residence or visa permitting employment in Australia (if not born in Australia). 

For industry professionals, a statement of service confirming 3 year’s relevant industry experience within the last 10 years. Evidence must be provided that the work was in the context of the subject you wish to complete your studies within.

For teaching academics, a statement of service confirming 3 years relevant teaching experience within the last 10 years. Evidence must be provided that the work was in the context of the subject you wish to complete your teaching studies within.

Applying to the university 

To be successful for the program you will be required to have an offer into a Master of Teaching from one of the following four universities.

Please visit the university website on how to apply, or contact  

  • Macquarie University - Dr Janet Dutton at midcareermteach@mq.edu.au 
  • The University of Sydney - Liz Gibson at liz.gibson@sydney.edu.au  
  • The University of Newcastle – Elena Prieto-Rodriguez at secondary-education@newcastle.edu.au  
  • Charles Sturt University – Melanie Sugumaran at msugumaran@csu.edu.au

Special Notes 

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the Mid-career Transition to Teaching Program before applying. If you have any further questions please contact MidcareerPrograms@det.nsw.edu.au 


Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and other Sciences, Information Technology/Computer Sciences, Mathematics

School Type


Job Closing Date

11 Sep, 2022