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Medical retirements for permanent NSW government school teachers (2000-2019)

Data Notes:

  • Data is captured in March every year.

  • Medical retirements can arise from a range of serious medical conditions. Teachers have access to sick leave of 15 days on full pay a year.

  • The department monitors the level of sick leave taken by teachers. Specialist staff in employee service centres work with principals to ensure that recurring absences are handled appropriately.

  • Additionally, for staff who have an injury, illness of health condition the department provides a range of support including:

    • Dedicated teams with expertise in wellbeing and injury management, who provide direct support and assistance to all staff

    • Effective rehabilitation programs to support timely return to work

    • The Employee Assistance Program, which provides staff with independent, confidential and expert counselling

    • Flexible work opportunities and leave entitlements which enable staff to balance work and family, and attend important family and community responsibilities.

  • In a workforce of around 49,000 permanent school teachers, the department has a very low rate of medical retirements.

Data Source:

  • Human Resources. NSW Department of Education.

Data and resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title Medical retirements for permanent NSW government school teachers (2000-2019)
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Data Status active
Update Frequency annual
Landing Page https://data.cese.nsw.gov.au/data/dataset/b9a9eca2-eb2c-3622-b3f3-ff9fc7b2c3fb
Date Published 2016-02-09
Date Updated 2020-12-15
Contact Point
NSW Department of Education
Data Services <data.services@det.nsw.edu.au>
Temporal Coverage 2000-01-01 - 2017-12-31
Geospatial Coverage NSW81093: New South Wales
Jurisdiction New South Wales
Data Portal NSW Education Data Hub
Publisher/Agency NSW Department of Education
Data Level State-level