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Jobs for Teachers of German in Victoria

Qualified language teachers can find work in Victoria. The time of advertising employment opportunities is spread throughout the year and application processes vary for different systems.

German is taught throughout metropolitan and country Victoria.



Here you can find links and information about teaching in Victorian schools in all systems.

Scroll down for links about TRAINING.



The AGTV is happy to use our electronic networks to advertise a position for a teacher of German in Victoria and beyond. We have an extensive network of teachers.



Employment for qualified teachers of languages is available in Government, Independent, Catholic, and Community schools, as well as for commercial Adult Education courses.

Schools advertise in print media in Victoria, most likely in the 'Careers and employment' sections of The Age and the Heraldsun on a Saturday.

The Language Teacher Register has been developed by the Department of Education and Training (DET) to assist schools to source qualified languages teachers in government schools. It is open to graduating, graduate and currently employed language teachers who are seeking a language teaching position in a government primary or secondary school.


Jobs with the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET)

Jobs are advertised online and applications are usually required to be submitted online. If successful, you will be appointed to a school, but employed by the DET.

Comprehensive information about teaching in government schools (incl. career change, international teachers): Teaching Careers

Jobs in Independent Schools

Independent schools employ staff directly, applications are therefore made directly to each school. Teachers are covered by a salary award, but rates may vary from school to school.

Jobs in Lutheran Schools

Jobs in Catholic Education

Limited opportunities for teachers of German are available in Catholic Schools

Jobs in Community Schools

There are some opportunities to teach German in Community Language Schools.


Teacher Registration in Victoria

If you want to teach in Victorian schools in Victoria, you need to be registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).

In addition to proving that you have the appropriate qualifications to be registered as a teacher, you need to meet the professional standards for graduating teachers, and satisfy a police check, as do all employees working with children.

To maintain registration, you need to pay an annual fee and demonstrate evidence of completing professional development. Individual membership of the AGTV can be used as evidence of professional engagement.


International Qualifications



The Goethe-Institut offers language scholarships for training teachers as well as qualified teachers, language courses in Melbourne, and an annual Summer School in Australia.




Teacher Assistants in Germany and Victoria


Tutors for students of German

If you intend on working with students under the age of 18, you will need a 'Working with Children' check if you cannot demonstrate current registration as a teacher.

Families occasionally ask the AGTV about tutors for students learning German, for which we can provide limited support, as we are not in a position to verify the experience or qualifications of tutors.




Pathways to Becoming a Teacher of German

Your language skill in German need to be accredited through either formal tertiary study in the language or have your skills formally assessed.

For comprehensive information about qualifications for language teaching and language training and re-training programs, please refer to the Languages section of the Department of Education and Training (DET).

The DAAD offers scholarship for tertiary students to study in Germany as part of your undergraduate degree.


Look under Why German: Where to learn German for further information about language learning opportunities for teachers, students and adults.

If you are wondering about why to learn German, see Why German: German for Your Future






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