Teaching is a great career

Teaching is a career that combines good pay with great opportunities

As a new teacher, you’ll get the professional development and support you need to succeed.

You’ll be connected with a state-wide network of peers and enjoy hands on training with the latest technology. As a teacher, you will work directly with students, sharing your passions and skills and passing on the knowledge they will need to thrive.

A career in teaching will give you the chance to build professional, collaborative relationships with your colleagues.

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Types of teaching

  • Primary school teachers walk their students through their first steps at school

    As a primary school teacher, you will spend most of your time with one class, building positive, relationships with your students.

    Primary school teaching is a great career choice for anyone who has a love of learning and wants to inspire that attitude in others. In primary schools, you’ll get to teach students across an array of learning areas, including:

    • English
    • Maths
    • Science
    • Technology
    • Physical Education
    • the Arts
    • studies of society and environment

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  • Secondary school teachers prepare their students for life ahead

    In this role, you can inspire young people to see the possibilities of the world around them. Secondary school teachers use their expertise to create innovative, exciting and challenging opportunities for their students to excel. As a secondary school teacher, you can choose to specialise on one or two subjects.

    This will give you the chance to focus on subjects you are passionate about and inspire students along the way. If you want to, you can also teach a range of classes through to VCE level.

    Flexibility is an important part of careers in education.

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  • Kindergarten teachers help children unlock their imagination through play-based learning.

    As a kindergarten teacher, you will play a key role in helping children’s learning and development, so they are better prepared for school and their future.

    Kindergarten teachers lead the planning and delivery of programs to enhance children’s learning and develop their sense of identity, wellbeing and communication skills.

    If you're passionate about making a lasting impact on the lives of young children, you can become a kindergarten teacher working in an early childhood service.

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Reviewed 18 May 2021

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