Kimberley Education Region
Kimberley School Of The Air
Teacher - Primary
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

This vacancy has been withdrawn as of 2pm, Mon 24/1/22

Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH723343

This is a twelve (12) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 1, 2022

Kimberley School of the Air (KSOTA) is seeking to appoint a dedicated and dynamic individual to join their team in the role of Teacher – Primary.

Professional Benefits

Working for the Department of Education attracts a range of attractive professional and personal benefits including:

  • attractive Country Teaching Program Allowance of $10 210.00 a year
  • locality allowance of $3 469.00 a year
  • 10 percent employer contributions to superannuation
  • 12 weeks’ vacation leave (school holidays)
  • more than 20 days of other leave, including sick leave and carers’ leave
  • subsidised housing
  • free relocation

About the role

This is a unique opportunity to be part of the iconic history of the Australian Outback.

To be successful in this role, ideally you will be an excellent communicator with students, colleagues, families and have good computer skills with the experience to use web conferencing. It is desirable that the successful applicant has experience working in a multi-age classroom.

At KSOTA, we are a dynamic team who is invested in educating some of the most remote students in the country. The successful applicant will ideally have experience in explicit and/or direct instruction. KSOTA is committed to implementing the strategies and sequence of the Kimberley Schools Project (KSP). We also use direct instruction programs, such as Spelling Mastery, to support our learners.

It is necessary that the successful applicant is able to travel to remote locations to support students and their families, travel via small charter flights and/or drive on unsealed roads and be available to attend semester camps. These opportunities are highlights in the school’s termly calendars.

Our school

Kimberley School of the Air (KSOTA) provides educational services to children living in remote and isolated locations across the Kimberley region of WA.

KSOTA caters for the educational needs of geographically isolated children from preschool to Year 6 in the Kimberly region of Western Australia. The school is characterised by high quality, flexible work and learning spaces – with a major focus on cutting edge educational technology. The teaching environment is wide and varied with online lessons, teacher visits to students in remote locations and a number of camps across the Kimberly during the year.

The location and community

Spread across an area of some 450, 000 sq. km, these children live on remote cattle stations, stations now catering to tourism, small Aboriginal communities or out-stations, roadhouses and national parks. The student population varies across the dry and wet seasons of the sub-tropical north.

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For additional information to all allowances and housing please contact Housing and Transport at or on (08) 9264 5154.

This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position. 

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate your competency against the following domains (that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers):

  • Professional knowledge;
  • Professional practice; and
  • Professional engagement.

Applications will be assessed against these domains. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.

Applicants currently completing the Department of Education Leap program (formerly known as the Switch program) can apply for vacancies using their current or Leap qualification – even if they have not completed the program at the time of applying. Applicants may be appointed to a vacancy based on the qualification being completed via the Leap program.

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further information about Kimberley School Of The Air can be found by visiting or Schools Online

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service

For further job related information:

You are encouraged to contact Esther Kerr, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Derby, by telephoning (08) 9193 3070 or emailing

During the school holiday period, please contact Esther Kerr on 0488 309 169

Application Instructions

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include: 

  • A three (3) page statement addressing the domains that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, in context of the role and business needs of the school
  • A CV of up to two (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees (one being your current line manager)

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.

You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.

If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.


Employees will be required to:

  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
  • obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment; and
  • obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check.
  • meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration


Employees will be required to:

  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement; and
  • complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy.


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 (

The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.


Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Tuesday, 25 January 2022



WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
CLOSING DATE: 2022-01-24 2:00 PM