As a new teacher you will be referred to as a graduate teacher for the first two years that you teach. You will commence on Level 2.1 (four-year-trained), progress to Level 2.2 after 12 months of satisfactory teaching service and are eligible for the Graduate Allowance of up to $1,600 during your first two years. This allowance assists you with the personal and professional costs involved in establishing yourself as a teacher.
After two years of satisfactory teaching service, you progress to Teacher level.
If you are a career changer, your work experience and previous qualifications may be taken into account when determining your starting salary. The Department considers each application to start above the graduate salary on a case-by-case basis.
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* this does not include the $1,600 per annum graduate allowance
Find out more about the conditions and allowances of teaching in a public school: School Education Act Employees’ (Teachers and Administrators) General Agreement 2011