Career Structure and Benefits

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

With over 1500 schools, the Department offers teachers a wide range of different types of teaching opportunities throughout metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

More than 42,200  teachers and 2,950  principals and assistant principals are currently employed in the Department’s, primary, secondary, special and P-12 government schools in Victoria.

Job prospects for teachers in Victoria are very good and will continue to expand in the future. Teacher demand in Victoria is strong: over the next few years, it is projected that there will be an annual requirement for an average of approximately 2000 new teachers in Victorian government schools.

The Department is a major employer of teacher graduates and experienced teachers each year and is committed to attracting, retraining and developing high-quality, qualified teachers. Principals of Victorian government schools are responsible for managing the staffing of their schools. The standard mode for employment is ongoing and positions offered may be full-time or part-time.

The teacher class and principal class career structures acknowledge the different phases of development and experience with both teachers and principals in Victorian government schools earning very competitive salaries that recognise the importance of their roles.

All staff employed in the Department have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements that enhance flexibility in the workplace and employee satisfaction.

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