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Teaching as a career

Do you remember those teachers who inspired you at school, who opened up new worlds and made you want to learn more?

Do you want to:

  • make a difference in the community
  • inspire a passion for learning in children and young people
  • feel a real sense of achievement
  • be creative and have the opportunity to express yourself
  • enjoy a job where every day is different?

Teaching may be the right career for you.

Teaching in our schools offers you:

  • opportunities to work with students of different ages, from different backgrounds, in various teaching areas and in different locations
  • ongoing professional learning opportunities
  • exciting career paths both through promotion to school leadership positions, such as principals and deputy principals, and by achieving recognition as outstanding classroom practitioners, such as Level 3 Classroom Teachers
  • financial incentives for teaching in country areas
  • career mobility.

We recognise high performing teachers through various initiatives including the WA Education Awards.

We also offer:

  • salaries among the highest in Australia
  • a graduate allowance of $1600 a year for the first two years after graduation in addition to your salary
  • assistance to complete graduate modules required for full teacher registration
  • flexible working arrangements and lifestyle balance
  • 12 weeks a year vacation.

Discover more on eligibility to be a teacher.

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