Become a Teacher

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

​Information about teaching careers, including how to get qualified, pathways into teaching and applying for jobs.

Teaching is a stimulating, satisfying and rewarding career which offers opportunities to shape young people’s learning experiences and help them to develop the personal and practical skills to live the lives they want to live.

The Department supports the development of thriving school cultures where continuous development of professional skills, knowledge and engagement are the norm.

Information for new and returning teachers

Whether you are a pre-service teacher, a new graduate, a career changer or a returning teacher, the Department offers a range of initiatives to support you, including scholarships, incentives and induction resources. For more information, see: Pathways to teaching

Information for interstate and overseas teachers

Many qualifications gained from interstate or overseas tertiary institutions are recognised for teaching in Victorian government schools. For more information, see: Interstate and Overseas Qualifications

For information on how to register as a teacher in Victoria, see: Victorian Institute of Teaching

Apply for a teaching position

Applying for teaching positions with the Department is easy. Vacancies in Victorian government schools are open to all qualified applicants and are advertised as they arise through Recruitment Online. For more information, see: How To Get A Teaching Job

How to become a teacher

There are a number of different types of teaching careers you can pursue in Victorian government schools, and a number of ways for you to become a teacher. For more information about the types of careers you can have, see: Teaching as a Career

For information about how to qualify as a teacher, see: How to Get Qualified

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