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He estimates that 5,000 teaching jobs currently need to be filled.
Mr Wangihomie, the Commission's spokesman, told Radio Australia that despite increased salaries and tax breaks for teachers, not enough qualified people are joining the sector.
"Some teachers are doubling up so that's how we are coping at the moment," Mr Wangihomie said.
"Positions were created, and often no appointments were made to those positions, so that is where it is.
"But where there are shortages, teachers are basically taking up two classes each."
Mr Wangihomie added that rural areas are suffering more than cities