Teaching in Australia

Education in Australian schools is the responsibility of each state and territory government.
You need to hold teacher registration in the state or territory where you intend to teach.
The Australian school year usually has four terms, with the first term beginning in late January/early February (in the middle of the Australian summer) and term four finishing in December. Schools terms usually last from 8 to 12 weeks, with holidays at the end of term and a six-week break over the summer/Christmas holidays.
The best time to apply for teaching positions is from early September to the start of the next teaching year. However, there are many teaching positions (fixed term, relief, and permanent) that become available throughout the year.
All states and territories of Australia endorse and implement the:

  • Australian Curriculum
  • Australian Professional Standards for Teachers