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Teacher, FASTstream program - various locations

Organisation/Entity: Education
Job Category:
  • Schools
Job Location:
  • Statewide
Job Reference Number: 000089BA
Work Type: Flexibility available
Number of Positions: 50
Total Remuneration Package: Remuneration package valued at up to $127,157.00. Base salary ranges from $72,263.00 to $114,720.00, plus leave loading and employer's contribution to superannuation. Base salary rates above the minimum are available depending on experience.
Contact: Email FASTstream Program Team - FASTstreamprogram@det.nsw.edu.au
Closing Date: 30/05/2021 - 11:59 PM


About the program
The FASTstream program will commence from Term 1, 2022 and will support 30 teachers and 20 graduates to fast track their careers to become principals in 10 years.

The FASTstream program includes intensive tailored, wrap around support, with each successful applicant allocated a high performing school leader as a mentor to support their leadership journey. This will be complemented by access to the suite of leadership development resources and professional learning delivered through the School Leadership Institute.


The FASTstream Program is split into three phases:

  • Teaching and Teacher Leadership phase - This phase will focus developing pedagogical and curriculum expertise, teaching and learning, and formative leadership experiences.

  • Middle leadership phase - This phase will focus on developing context specific leadership knowledge and skills and deepening curriculum and pedagogical expertise.

  • Senior leadership phase - this phase will focus on developing capacity to lead school improvement, innovation and change, understanding the strategic organisation of the school and creating collaborative, evidence-informed professional learning to improve teaching and learning.

About the role
FASTstream participants will be provided with an opportunity for an accelerated leadership pathway and will undertake a number of structured placements that will offer rich teaching and leadership experiences across a range of schools and settings, including significant time in regional schools.

Applicants for the FASTstream Program are required to indicate their nominated location preferences by selecting the relevant Operational Directorates. School names and locations are identified by Operational Directorates and also indicated in a statewide map. You are encouraged to select all locations in which you are prepared to accept a placement under the FASTstream Program.


Targeted questions/applicant declarations
All applicants must complete Section A questions/declarations as part of Section 2 in the Application Form when you begin your online application.

Current teacher applicants (current teachers in a NSW public school or another education jurisdiction within Australia) must complete the four Section B questions, in addition to all the Section A questions/declarations.

  • Section B, Question 1: As a teacher leader, you influence the learning of students and teachers.  Provide an example that demonstrates how your leadership  impacted positively on student learning beyond your class setting. (maximum 300 words)
  • Section B, Question 2: Describe effective assessment practices that you have led. What impact did these practices have on the learning of students and teachers?  (maximum 300 words)
  • Section B, Question 3: Teacher Leaders support improvement and innovation in schools. How have you contributed to a culture that values seeking, analysing and acting on feedback to improve teacher and student learning?  (maximum 300 words)
  • Section B, Question 4: In 2020, the Department signed a significant partnership agreement with the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG).  What are the implications of this agreement for students and staff in your school? How would your leadership influence the implementation of this agreement with your school community? (maximum 300 words)

Graduates (current final year Initial Teacher Education students including NSW Education scholarship holders) must complete the four Section C questions, in addition to all the Section A questions/declarations

  • Section C, Question 1: As an aspiring leader, you will influence the learning of students and teachers across a school. Provide an example that demonstrates your leadership of learning during your most recent practicum. (maximum 300 words)
  • Section C, Question 2: Describe your understanding of effective assessment practices and how you used them in your most recent practicum. (maximum 300 words)
  • Section C, Question 3: As an aspiring Teacher Leader, your growth will be influenced by how well you engage with feedback. Provide an example where you analysed feedback on your practice and made changes to improve student learning.  (maximum 300 words)
  • Section C, Question 4: In 2020, the Department signed a significant partnership agreement with the Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG).  What are the implications of this partnership agreement for you, your students and your school community? (maximum 300 words)

Applicant Digital Story
As part of your application you will need to create (and upload to your Google Drive and submit the link with your application responses) a digital story of no longer than two minutes. Your digital story will need to address the following two questions:

  1. What drives you to teach and aspire to be a leader in NSW public schools?
  2. As an aspirational leader, how will you build trusting relationships with your school community?

Your response should convey your values and beliefs with respect to the education of students in NSW public schools. Your response should demonstrate how you build relationships and trust with stakeholders including students, parents, colleagues and the school community. Include evidence to illustrate your answer where appropriate in the digital story.

Guidance to assist you prepare your digital story, including uploading the file (and sharing the link to your Google Drive) when you submit your application is provided through this link.


Essential Requirements

  • Completion of all Section A questions/declarations
  • Completion of all questions in Section B or Section C dependent on the application type
  • Create and submit your Digital Story through Google Drive within 24 hours of submitting your application through iworkfor.nsw.gov.au
  • Provision of your WWCC clearance number, or application number for teachers from interstate
  • Provision of the following documents as attachments as part of your application;
    • Resume to include details of two referees (maximum two pages)
    • Proof of Identity documents. Please refer to the Guide to Identity Documents for details of the documents you need to provide
    • Informed Consent Form
    • Declaration for child-related work
    • Evidence of Australian citizenship, permanent residency or visa permitting employment
    • Academic transcripts of completed degrees or other tertiary qualifications, or results to date for current degrees or other tertiary qualifications (internet extracts can be accepted if certified by the university)
    • For current teachers – evidence of current NESA accreditation or evidence of application for accreditation (for teachers from other systems)

This is a child related position. Applicants must have a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance as a condition of employment. To apply for a WWCC clearance, visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian website. In addition, your inclusion in the program and employment will be subject to the department’s Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check to determine your suitability for employment.


An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you are not a current permanent teacher in a NSW public school and do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you will be required to commence the application process at the same time as you apply for the FASTstream Program. You can apply for approval to teach in NSW public schools at www.teach.nsw.edu.au/apply.

How to Apply
The department is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We encourage diverse applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply for roles in the department.
If you are interested in this position, please apply online. To apply, you will need to attach your resume (maximum 2 pages) either Word or PDF format and all other required documents, respond to the questions, and create and submit your Digital Story.


Your Digital Story is not to be attached to your iworkfor.nsw.gov.au application, please use the Google Drive solution to submit your Digital Story which must be submitted by position close 30 May 2021.


Applications for this position close 30 May 2021. It is a requirement that all candidates submit their application and attachments online via iworkfor.nsw.gov.au, and their Digital Story using Google Drive by position close. No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted.


Special Notes
Please access the Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the FASTstream Program.