The 2015 and 2016 Teacher Transfer pools are both currently open. Permanent teachers seeking to transfer during the 2015 school year should lodge their transfer application to the 2015 pool. Teachers seeking to transfer during the 2016 school year should lodge their transfer application to the 2016 pool. Teachers are able to apply to both pools.
Permanent teachers seeking to move from or to country schools can apply for a transfer, by applying to the teacher transfer pool.
The transfer pool is available to teachers seeking to move from country to country schools, country to metropolitan schools, and metropolitan to country schools.
Applicants in the transfer pool are considered for permanent vacancies arising during the current school year once the positions have been cleared through redeployment.
The transfer pool is not available for transfers from one metropolitan school to another metropolitan school. Teachers wishing to move from one metropolitan school to another metropolitan school can apply for advertised vacancies or by arranging a mobility transfer.
You can apply to the transfer pool advertised on the Internal Jobs Board. To access the advertisement, type "Teacher Transfer Pool" in the keywords search area.
Click on the ‘Apply for Job’ button and follow the instructions to complete the online application. You are able to select the region you wish to transfer to.
Where vacancies arise that match your location preference/s and no redeployee is available, your details may be forwarded to the selection panel for that position. Transfer pool applicants are considered according to transfer points. Permanent teachers start accruing transfer points from their first permanent appointment. The number of transfer points is based on the school type and location. Applicants with 15 or more points are considered in the first instance. Where there are no applicants with 15 or more points, applicants with fewer than 15 points are considered.
If you are assessed as suitable for the vacancy, you are contacted to ascertain whether or not you wish to accept the transfer. For information on how to calcuate transfer points, and transfer points allocated to schools, please see the links below.
If your employment in the Country Teaching or Metropolitan Teaching Program commenced prior to August 2013 you will be given priority consideration as a transfer applicant for relevant vacancies. If you choose to apply to the 2015 Teacher Transfer Pool you will be considered in the first instance with applicants with 15 or more points, regardless of the number of transfer points you have obtained. Please scan and attach a copy of your signed offer of permanent employment to your transfer application. For assistance with this process please contact the Schools Recruitment Hotline on 9270 3186.
If offered a transfer, you are under no obligation to accept it and your application remains in the transfer pool to be considered for future vacancies.
If you do accept the transfer, a suitable start date is negotiated. Your transfer application is withdrawn from the transfer pool for future vacancies arising during that year, as only one transfer a year is permissible.
Applications to the transfer pool can be made at anytime during the year, however only applications in the transfer pool at the time of a vacancy are considered.
Applications to the transfer pool are only valid for one school year.
A new transfer pool is established in Term 3 for the following year. If you are unsuccessful in gaining a transfer you need to re-apply to the transfer pool to be considered for vacancies arising during the following year.
The aim of mobility transfer is to provide permanent teachers, school administrators and school psychologists with opportunities for professional growth through relocating to different schools or worksites. This is also the mechanism for staff seeking to move between metropolitan schools.
An individual assessment of merit is required where a staff member is transferred at level (comparable or equivalent position based on salary/wage excluding allowances, penalty rates, no loss of tenure or service continuity) to another position within the Department. An assessment of merit that includes matching to the context, ethos and directions of the school is desirable, as is an assessment of the individual’s desire to move to that location.
A staff member who is employed under the School Education Act Employees’ (Teachers and School Administrators) General Agreement 2011 may be eligible for housing and transport assistance depending on the duration of the relocation.