Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)
Western Australia is a great place to live, and teach. Our public schools can be found in locations all across our vast state, offering you opportunities to live and teach in some incredible locations.
Our purpose is clear: every student, every classroom, every day.
Come and join us.
The Department of Education is seeking applications from teachers currently living interstate, who want to relocate to Western Australia.
Our regional schools are on the look-out for talented secondary teachers, specifically in the following learning areas:
- Humanities and Social Science (HASS)
- Design and Technology
- Home Economics
- Education Support
Secondary teachers with qualifications outside of these areas, and primary school teachers, are also welcome to apply.
To teach in a Western Australian public school, you must have a recognised tertiary teaching degree, or, an undergraduate degree and a post-graduate teaching qualification equivalent to 4 years of study. Find out more information about our teacher qualification requirements on our website.
If you already live in Western Australia, do not apply for this Interstate Teacher Pool. Apply for the fixed term or graduate pool, Remote Teaching Service pool, or for individual advertised vacancies.
Why work with us?
Many of our teachers have taught in regional areas, and reflect on their time as one of the most enjoyable and beneficial parts of their careers, both professionally and personally. They tell us about the sense of community, the enhanced opportunities for career growth, and - most of all - they tell us about the children and young people they have worked with.
Teaching in WA regional and remote public schools comes with a range of personal and professional benefits, including:
- a competitive salary – our teachers earn amongst the highest salaries in Australia
- funded relocation from your home state, to your new home in Western Australia, including airfares, movement of your furniture and personal effects, and your vehicle (for vacancies 12 months or greater)
- subsidised accommodation (where available)
- financial incentives of between $5,000 and $13,730 pa in our Country Teaching Program
- financial incentives of between $15,370 and $20,870 pa in our Remote Teaching Service program
- options for achieving permanency
- recognition of prior teaching service for salary level on commencement
- comprehensive induction
- graduate allowances of up to $1600pa for two years, to support professional learning and development
You can find out more about financial incentives for specific locations, using our benefits calculator here.
The application process
Applying for the Interstate Teacher Pool is easy, there are three steps:
Step 1: Write your CV and statement
You will be asked to attach a comprehensive CV (of no more than five pages), along with a two page statement addressing the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) teaching domains.
Information and guidance in writing these documents can be found in the attached booklet. You should refer to these guidelines when completing your application documents.
Step 2: Complete your online application
Once you have prepared your CV and statement, complete the online application process through selecting “Apply for Job” at either the top or bottom of this advertisement. Applications must be submitted online.
You will be asked a series of questions regarding your qualifications, eligibility and working rights. You will also be asked to nominate your preferred locations through selecting our education regions. You can find out more about our education regions here.
Make sure you have all of your documents ready before commencing your online application. Please refer to the attached application package for a detailed list of what you need to include.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive a confirmation email.
If you do not receive a confirmation email, or are experiencing any trouble submitting your online application, please contact Staff Recruitment and Employment Services on (08) 9264 5083.
Step 3: Your video interview (for some applicants)
To assist our Principals in making the best selection for their school, we may ask you to complete a video interview, through the online recruitment platform, Vieple. This will require you to record your answer to two questions.
Further information about video interviews will be provided to selected applicants.
While your inclusion in this pool does not guarantee you a position, you may be contacted by one of our staff to discuss opportunities with you further.
Eligibility for employment is subject to obtaining a satisfactory Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check through the Department of Education Screening Unit, a valid Working with Children Check (https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au) and Western Australian teacher registration. These must be confirmed prior to commencing employment.
Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA. Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.