Now more than ever is a great time for high school graduates and mature-age students to consider a career in teaching. Why? Because there is a shortage of teachers Australia wide! We invite you to choose the Catholic school difference and join Catholic Education Cairns growing communities.
The COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns have led to a deeper appreciation and respect for teachers around the world. Parents have gained new insights and a heightened respect for the complexities of teaching, after experiencing it firsthand throughout the pandemic.
Teachers are highly skilled professionals who carry out vital work so that each child can reach their full potential. They are equipped with the knowledge and passion to differentiate their lessons to meet the needs of all learners, all while following the Australian Curriculum. A teaching career will allow you to make a real difference in the lives of others.
Graduate teachers have a very attractive starting salary of more than $75,000. Teachers can progress through various levels of proficiency and apply for additional accreditation throughout their career. Those who are successful earn more than $128,000. For further information, visit Salaries, Incentives & Conditions.
Teachers are offered ongoing opportunities for career advancement in their teaching career, and into a variety of middle leadership and senior leadership positions. For further information, visit Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers.
The demand for new teachers is strong – and it’s not slowing down any time soon. A combination of increasing retirement rates, and a growing student population means more graduates than ever are needed to keep up with the jobs on offer. Teaching is a career path that will provide job security and longevity.
The increasing impact of global technological advancements and how these changes may alter future employment opportunities and job security also need to be considered. There are always going to be jobs that cannot be replaced by a computer or robot. One of these careers is teaching. Teachers are needed to provide the encouragement, motivation, care and support that young people need to thrive in our digitally connected world.
Teaching is a profession that also provides opportunities for part-time work and the flexibility that is required to suit various stages of life.
Teaching positions are regularly advertised throughout Australia, including in rural and remote areas which often attract additional allowances. Teaching is a globally transferable skill and for those who seek the thrill of overseas travel, this is the perfect career to explore the world.
Catholic Schools are open and welcoming to all, where Catholic faith and other faiths are valued. Our schools are communities where staff love what they do and are supported in their learning and professional growth.
When working as a teacher in Catholic schools, there are many additional benefits, including:
Learn about Catholic Education Cairns Year 12 scholarships, our Final Year Education Student Scholarships, and our Aspire to Teach program for secondary students, or email email@example.com to find out more.
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