Department for Education and Child Development (DECD)
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Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) Teacher yearly salaries in Australia

Salary estimated from 136 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.Last updated: 29 July 2020
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$86,745 per year
7% Above national average
Salary Distribution
$44,000
$144,000
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Brighton SA
$112,338 per annum FTE / Teacher Conditions. Please note that part time and flexible arrangements will be considered. Tony Lunniss phone 8375 8200.
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Roxby Downs SA
$71,375 - $103,518 per annum FTE / Teacher Conditions. Roxby Downs Area School is looking for a contemporary Primary educator to join our teaching team.
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Orroroo SA
$71,375 - $103,518 per annum FTE / Teacher Conditions. This is a positon for a Junior Primary teacher, initially working with a Reception/Year 1 class.
16 hours ago
Coober Pedy SA
$71,375 - $103,518 per annum FTE / Teacher Conditions. This position involves working predominantly within the Junior Primary Years (Reception- Year 2).
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Classroom Teacher
Very rewarding occupation. A fast passed job with a high expectation for quality. I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a classroom teacher, however, my passion lies predominately with literacy and phonics.
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They see education as a science; it's no longer an art.
DECD is a very unwieldy organisation which is riddled with"mates" and nepotism. The students are great, as are most of the teachers. But management and leadership is closed to anyone who doesn't toe the line. Buzz words are at the heart of everything DECD does. Those who toe the line will be fine. Those who do not will be ignored. - I have never applied for leadership in DECD, so please note that this is not the rant of an embittered applicant! The culture is pretty toxic though.
Pros
You can fulfil the goal of educating for the future, and making a difference.
Cons
You're caught up in a kind of Soviet machine.
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Upper Primary teaching
A typical day includes teaching, student support, collaboration with colleagues, yard duties, student behaviour management.
Working as a teacher in DECD is rewarding and fun, but also challenging.

If you you enjoy working with students aged 11 years and older then you should enjoy day to day teaching as most students are serious about their work and commitments. Challenging student however, can be VERY challenging and often the same can be said of indulging- and helicopter parents.

DECD is also in the midst (at the time of the writing of this review) of significant systemic changes that is going to demand much of staff, students and parents/carers and other stakeholders.

These changes will place much pressure and expectation on teachers, but those who embrace change and love challenges should succeed.

A down-side of working for DECD is how hard it is to become a permanent teacher. One has to start out as a TRT (Temporary Relief Teacher), then obtain contracts ranging from a few weeks up to a calendar year. One only stand a chance of permanency once you start to get contracts. I'm aware of other teachers who have been contract teacher for 10 years+ without ever getting to the interview stage of application processes, and I'm referring to good, highly skilled/experienced teacher.
Pros
To watch student grow and reach their goals.
Cons
Long hours, a 6 hour school day plus hours of after school meetings, PD's preparation and assessments.
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How much does a Teacher make at Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) in Australia?
Average Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) Teacher yearly pay in Australia is approximately $86,745, which is 7% above the national average.
Salary information comes from 407 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.
Please note that all salary figures are approximations based upon third party submissions to Indeed. These figures are given to the Indeed users for the purpose of generalised comparison only. Minimum wage may differ by jurisdiction and you should consult the employer for actual salary figures.