Department of Education

Applying for a position

Positions with the Department are advertised on Jobs WA.

To be eligible to work with the Department, you must meet the eligibility requirements.

You may wish to set up a Jobseeker account on Jobs WA to alert you to vacancies matching your selections as they are advertised. You can search positions by occupation, salary range, classification level, location/region, work type and keywords.

The Internal Jobs Board advertises temporary positions with a duration of less than 6 months within the Department of Education.  These temporary vacancies may include positions for teachers, school administrators, public servants, school support, and school psychologists; however, applications are only open to staff employed by the Department of Education.

Ministerial Officer and Public Servant Transfer Pool

The transfer pool is open to permanent public servant and ministerial officer seeking to transfer from their current location.  This pool enables permanent public servants and ministerial officers to apply to transfer to any school that may have a vacancy they are eligible and qualified for.  Applying for a transfer will provide significantly increased opportunity for mobility for officers in both metropolitan and country locations. The pool is ongoing throughout the year.  If you are a permanent ministerial officer or public servant who wishes to apply, the pool is is advertised on the Internal Jobs Board.

Public Servants working in central or regional office may use this pool to transfer to positions in schools.

Public Servants and Ministerial Officers can only transfer to positions at the level in which they are permanent.  For example, a Ministerial Officer Level 2 may transfer only to other Ministerial Officer Level 2 positions.

For more information about the transfer pool for ministerial officers and public servants, visit Frequently Asked Questions.

Guide to applying online

Step 1. Go to the Jobs WA website.                                                                                                                       Select the Department of Education, location/region, work type or keyword and click "search".

Step 2Select position.  Click on the position you are interested in.              

Step 3.  Job Advertisement.  You will be taken to an information page about the position.  You can click on the attachments to find out more information.  Read carfully how to apply and what information is required in your application.

Step 4.  Complete and submit application.  Once you have completed and submitted your application, a confirmation screen will provide you with an application reference and further information about the next steps in the recruitment process.  Please note that once an application has been submitted, it is no longer possible to retrieve it for further editing.

The Institute for Professional Learning coordinates leadership development opportunities for public education staff and provides online professional learning and support application writing and interview skills.


Applying for a position

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