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Teaching as a career

Are you thinking about a career in teaching?

Teaching takes you places!

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 statewide
  • salaries among the highest in Australia - use the Department's e-tool to identify additional allowances and benefits applicable to individual schools
  • a graduate allowance of $1600 a year for the first two years after graduation in addition to your salary
  • in-class coaching
  • 12 weeks a year vacation
  • career mobility, flexible working arrangements and lifestyle balance
  • 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 Teacher status
  • additional leave and financial incentives for teaching in rural, regional and remote areas.

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

Discover more on eligibility to be a teacher.

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