Where are you teaching next?
Through seven modern campuses and with a large team of professional teachers, Vietnam Australia School (VAS) offers a highly unique and integrated bilingual education system of nearly 9,500 predominantly Vietnamese students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. As our student base is growing even stronger, we are truly excited about having a highly motivated, enthusiastic and capable Primary Teacher to join us.
5 reasons to teach in Vietnam and at VAS
Compared to many countries in the west, a primary teaching job in Vietnam has many benefits. Vietnam is a tropical paradise that is having one of the highest economic growth rates on the planet. It is currently the ideal place for many international primary teachers due to its cheap cost of living, rich culture, fantastic food, friendly people, and wonderful students.
One of the worlds' absolute best countries to work in - Vietnam is ranked as the 2nd Best Destination for Expats in 2019 by InterNations, and as #10 of Top Countries for Expats in 2019 by HSBC.
Fantastic students - Vietnamese students are among the top performances globally standing above the OECD average in the latest PISA ranking.
Culturally diverse teaching environment - VAS is one of the best international bilingual schools in Vietnam. It has around 1,100 local and International teachers supporting our highly successful integrated curriculum between Cambridge International and Vietnamese National Programs.
Career progression - being part of a fast growing school of 7 campuses and nearly 9,500 students, our expat primary teachers have a chance to take on more responsibilities and to gain further accreditation through our Cambridge International Professional Development Centre. Many of our teachers are promoted internally each year.
Salary & benefits - you should be able to save more in Vietnam compared to your home country as our primary teaching job offers expat benefits, such as competitive tax free salary, monthly housing allowance, relocation allowance, tuition waiver for up to two children, international health insurance, 12 weeks of paid holidays, retention bonus, and more.
What you will do?
As a Primary Teacher, you will be joining a supportive, welcoming and successful team, with excellent outcomes. The key duties of this role will include:
- Teaching Primary Cambridge International curriculum
- Ensuring that teaching and learning is of a consistently high quality
- Actively contribute to a cohesive, hardworking and happy team, with a strong collegiate culture
- Promote and develop to students’ academic, personal, and social development beyond the classroom
Your background and experience
This is a certified primary teaching position that requires you to have a recognised teaching qualification in primary education. Furthermore, we are looking for a teacher with the following traits and behaviours:
- Strong curiosity in learning about other cultures and working with diverse people
- Genuine interest in the field of Primary teaching
- Open mindset and ability to develop efficient student and parent’s relationships
- Willingness to embrace our VAS core values
As an international primary teacher our package will include a competitive base salary, monthly housing allowance, relocation allowance, visa and work permit reimbursement, settling-in allowance, tuition waiver for up to two children, medical insurance, 12 weeks of paid holidays, retention bonus, and more. In addition, you will have generous non-contact time for planning, preparation and professional growth.
To apply for the primary teaching job, please send in your full application including your resume, cover letter, scans of all relevant documents/certifications, three references, and a copy of your passport.
For further guidance regarding your written application and tips from VAS, please visit our Job Application Guide.
Learn more about what it is like to teach at VAS by reading our teacher's stories
Note regarding covid and vaccine
Before joining VAS, teachers must submit a copy of their covid-19 green card/covid passport/or similar copy including the information of two 2 jabs, the dates of each jab, and the type of vaccine. It is a compulsory requirement from Department of Health and Department of Education and Training (DOET) in Vietnam