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Applying for a position

If you are considering applying for a support staff role in a WA public school, positions are advertised on the Jobs WA Board. You may wish to establish a Jobseeker account on the Jobs WA Board that will alert you to vacancies matching your selections as they are advertised and eliminate the need to monitor the website. Jobs are advertised all year round and some positions may also be advertised in the school newsletter or in a local community paper.

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 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 officers seeking to transfer from their current location.  This pool enables permanent ministerial officers and public servants 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.  

Education Assistant Transfer Pool

The transfer pool is open to permanent education assistants seeking to transfer from their current location.  This pool enables permanent education assistants 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 education assistants in both metropolitan and country locations. The pool is ongoing throughout the year.  If you are a permanent education assistant who wishes to apply, the pool is is advertised on the Internal Jobs Board.

For more information about the transfer pool for education assistants, visit Frequently Asked Questions.

Relief Work

If you are interested in relief work in a support staff role, you can contact a school directly and indicate your availability or provide a CV.

Visit Schools Online to identify schools in your area.  A current list of schools is also available for viewing.

To be eligible to work in a Western Australian public school, or undertake relief work, you must meet the Department of Education’s eligibility requirements.

Once you obtain relief work:

  • If you don’t already have a working with children (WA) card you must apply within five days of working within a school. Application forms can be obtained from selected Australia Post offices. The form needs to be signed by the school principal.
  • Provide your bank details to the school when you complete your relief work so you can be paid.
  • The school will submit a Commencement Advice form to the Department’s Personnel and Payroll area, and this will generate your Employee Identification Number (known as your E number or ID).


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

 



 

Applying for a position
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