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Teacher recruitment for 2022

Teacher recruitment is now open 

The department has hundreds of permanent secondary teaching positions available to start in the 2022 school year. This includes positions arising from the year 7 to high school move and positions in our new schools. 

Whether you are a public school teacher looking for a career change, a graduate looking for your first job, a contractor seeking a permanent role, or you are new to the public education system, you can apply for a secondary teaching position in a South Australian public school. 

Start early and build your profile now! 

All qualified teachers can apply for advertised secondary teaching positions to work in South Australian public schools. 

Aldinga Payinthi College and Riverbanks College B-12 are opening both primary and secondary vacancies at the same time, to ensure they are ready to open to students in 2022. 

Permanent and contract primary teachers are encouraged to apply for secondary teaching positions suited to their skill set and qualifications. Permanent primary teachers who are successful in winning a role will receive professional learning to prepare them for high school. 

Applying is a 2–stage process

We are using a different recruitment approach to manage the expected increased volume of applicants and achieve better recruitment outcomes, so we are workforce ready in 2022. 

Applying for secondary teaching positions involves 2–stages:

  • stage 1: build your profile on our dedicated recruitment portal, which is now open 
  • stage 2: apply on Edujobs when secondary vacancies are advertised on 6 May. 

Use this checklist to ensure you complete every component of your application.

This process is designed to provide you with an improved experience, so you can showcase your skills and attributes for the roles you apply for. 

We have partnered with recruiter provider, Harrison McMillan, to leverage their technology platform.  

Stage 1 – build your profile now 

Start early and build your profile through our dedicated recruitment portal.

You’ll only need to complete this profile once. When you enter the recruitment portal to build your profile, you’ll need to:

  • answer 3 capability statement questions 
  • complete a video introduction. 

On completion, you’ll be emailed with a PDF version of your profile within 2 business days.  

Make sure you complete your profile before it closes on 20 May as you’ll need to attach this to any position you apply for. 

Stage 2 – applying for positions  

In stage 2 of your application, you will be able to apply for positions on Edujobs when secondary vacancies are advertised on 6 May. 

This is where you will register your personal details, work history and qualifications and complete a brief positioning statement detailing why you’re applying for the vacancy and have chosen that particular school.

You will also attach the profile you create in stage 1 to each position that you apply for in stage 2. 

Applications open on 6 May. 

Key dates for 2021

  • 7 April – recruitment portal opens to build your profile
  • 6 May – applications open on Edujobs
  • 20 May – portal closes
  • 24 May – applications close. 

It is expected that offers will be made by the end of term 2 (Friday 2 July). 


People and Culture Operations

Phone: 8226 1356
Emaileducation.hr [at] sa.gov.au