Secondary Information Technology Teachers – Teach in Canberra

Job Description

Secondary Information Technology Teachers – Teach in Canberra


  • Nation-leading public school pay and conditions.
  • Incremental salary progression, starting from $86,253 for new educators and $102,969 to $121,077 for experienced educators, rewarding you for your expertise and dedication to teaching.
  • City living without the traffic – find out why Canberra is a great place to live and work!
  • Up to $12K relocation reimbursement is offered for interstate/international teachers.


The ACT Education Directorate seeks passionate and qualified Information Technology educators for Secondary Teacher roles across a range of schools in permanent or contract positions.


We believe in the life changing impact of education. We are guided by the Future of Education Strategy, where our students are central to everything we do. The growing ACT public education system educates more than 51,000 students across 91 public schools, from early childhood to college. 


All ACT public schools teach the Australian Curriculum (V9.0) from kindergarten to year 10. The Strong Foundations initiative strengthens our approach to literacy and numeracy education for better student outcomes and workloads for teachers and school leavers.


In ACT public schools, you can use your expertise as an Information Technology teacher in a range of secondary settings, including years 7 to 10 high schools, larger preschool to year 10 schools and in colleges teaching years 11 and 12. 


For more information about public schools and working for the ACT Education Directorate visit the website.

About you:

  • You have relevant and recognised tertiary qualifications.  
  • Have a passion for teaching and education and support a student-centred approach to learning. 
  • Have Information Technology expertise and the ability to teach across a broad age and ability range.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and successful application of the Australian Curriculum and outcomes-based learning. 
  • Have positive classroom management skills and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Proven experience establishing and fostering relationships with students, staff and parents/carers.
  • Are committed to supporting the wellbeing of students.

We offer: 

  • Nation-leading public school pay and conditions and a better classification structure that supports school leaders, new educators, and experienced teachers. 
  • A three-year New Educator Support Program to help new educators transition  from a graduate to a proficient teacher.  
  • Experienced teachers can progress their careers and move schools without needing to relocate, as our 91 schools are all within a 30-minute drive from wherever you live in Canberra. 
  • An Enterprise Agreement that prioritises teacher wellbeing and better workloads for teachers and school leaders.
  • Four staff development days a year (student-free) at the beginning of each term.
  • The right to disconnect outside work hours and enjoy a better work/life balance.
  • Ongoing professional learning and development opportunities. 

Joining the ACT Education Directorate is not just a teaching position for now; it’s a choice for your future. You’ll receive benefits and entitlements that make us an employer of choice for teachers.

Eligibility requirements for employment

To be eligible to be employed as a teacher in an ACT public school, you must have: 

  • Education qualifications – A four-year full-time tertiary education qualification. Applicants with qualifications gained outside of Australia should complete a skills assessment by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) to confirm qualification requirements and English language proficiency to teach in Australian schools. Detailed information is available from the AITSL website
  • Teacher registration – A valid approval to teach with the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI). If you do not hold a teacher registration with the ACT TQI, we suggest starting your application process at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity. Teachers holding registration in another Australian state or territory or New Zealand are eligible for mutual recognition.
  • Working With Vulnerable People (WWVP) registration – A valid ACT WWVP. If you don’t, we suggest starting your application process at the same time.
  • Approved working status  – Be an Australian citizen and/or be permanent resident and/or hold a valid working visa. Business sponsorship is available and assessed on an individual basis. Email to find out more.

How to apply

Apply via our job portal here, noting you will need to provide:

  • A statement (maximum three pages) outlining how your practical experience aligns with the seven AITSL Standards (Australian Professional Standards for Teachers). To assist you, refer to the Applicant Pack.
  • Your resume/CV outlining your teaching experience and qualifications to teach.
  • Evidence of your teacher registration or, if currently studying, evidence of your enrolment in an accredited initial teacher education course. 
  • Contact details of two referees.

We welcome teacher applications all year round. Please email us at to find out about the many opportunities with our ACT public schools

The ACT Public Service is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and those who identify as LGBTQIA+ are encouraged to apply.

All offers of employment are made under the Public Sector Management Act 1994 and are made on the basis that you satisfy all relevant pre-employment checks. All new ACTPS employees must complete pre-employment checks before starting employment and hold Mandatory Registration to Teach in the ACT (Active TQI and Working with Vulnerable People Registration).