Goldfields Education Region
Norseman District High School
Teacher - Primary
Teacher, $72,137 - $107,049 per annum (SEA GA 2019)

Please be advised that as of 11:15am Thursday, 12 May 2022, the closing date has been amended.

Advertised Vacancy Number: SS/TCH748010

This is a nine (9) month fixed term, full-time position commencing Term 2, 2022

Are you a passionate and dedicated Primary Teacher looking for a rewarding opportunity? 

Norseman District High School (DHS) is seeking a Primary Teacher to join their high-quality regional school.

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 per year
  • Locality allowance of $1 091 per 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 accommodation where applicable
  • Free relocation

About the Role

In this role you will be a highly valued member of our staff. As a culturally responsive and inclusive school, one of your key priorities will include providing all students with opportunities to achieve success through education. We will support you with additional professional development across various teaching areas and look for your commitment to professional development to further develop your teaching practices.

The Ideal Teacher

The successful applicant will ideally have primary experience and should be highly motivated and energetic working with students from diverse backgrounds in a rural setting. You should possess the qualities to promote excellence, build effective teams and implement an innovative curriculum. You will ideally possess and utilise excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills and the ability to work collaboratively.

Teachers who can create learning environments that are engaging, challenging and that cater for the range of needs which will ensure student achievement will be highly regarded. The successful applicant should use effective whole-school behaviour management strategies to establish and maintain an organised, orderly and learning-focused classroom.

Our School

Norseman DHS is a Level 4 District High School catering for children from Kindergarten to Year 12. Our school is unique in that we have a population of children from interstate, other parts of WA and the 'Norseman Locals' creating an environment that is rich in diversity and opportunities to learn from each other. The traditional owners the Ngadju people have a broad understanding of the land, a passionate culture and are wonderful supporters of the school.

Our relatively low student numbers allow our quality and passionate staff opportunities to individualise the curriculum to meet the childrens' needs. There is a wonderful balance of staff from beginning teachers to very experienced staff who very much value working collaboratively and put in a huge effort to deliver creative and inspirational lessons. The school boasts a strong Information Communication Technology (ICT) focus with iPads being used in all classes to develop 21st century learners. Our school bus is used frequently to offer a wide range of learning and sporting activities and opportunities for the children.

The Location and Community

Norseman is the last major town in Western Australia before heading east across the Nullabor Plain. Norseman is only two hours’ drive from both Kalgoorlie and Esperance and is home to wonderful spring wildflower displays.

For more information about Norseman visit Destination Norseman.

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 Norseman District High School can be found by visiting Schools Online.

Appointed applicants may be eligible for recognition of prior service.

For further job-related information:

You are encouraged to contact Janette Hindmarsh, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Norseman, by telephoning (08) 9083 9000 or emailing

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 two (2) 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 three (3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position.
  • The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably 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;
  • Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
  • Meet the Department of Education Teacher Qualifications and Registration requirements; and
  • Complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course.


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 Friday, 10 June 2022.



WORK TYPE:  Fixed Term - Full Time
FTE: 1.0
LOCATION: Norseman
CLOSING DATE: 2022-06-10 4:30 PM