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Benefits and support

Working for the Department of Education means you will enjoy a range of employee benefits.

Benefits include, competitive salaries, flexible working arrangements, comprehensive salary packaging options, attractive leave provisions and training and career development opportunities.

Metropolitan Teaching Program

Approximately 60 schools in Perth are part of the Metropolitan Teaching Program. These schools are considered more challenging due to a range of factors including location and socio-economic status indicators.

Teachers working in schools within the program receive:

  • additional financial incentives of up to $3000 a year depending on location
  • permanency at their last Metropolitan Teaching Program school after two years’ continuous and satisfactory service.
Country Teaching Program

Approximately 120 country schools are part of this program. Many of these schools are in small, isolated communities.

Teachers working in schools within the the program receive:

  • financial incentives of between $5000 and $13 730 a year depending on location
  • permanency at their last Country Teaching Program school after two years’ continuous and satisfactory service.

Use the benefits calculator to view rural, regional and remote allowances.

Career progression

We have a strong focus on professional learning and development and encourage our staff to participate in learning that is responsive to the diverse requirements of schools, regions, professional support networks and learning communities.

We offer many opportunities to teachers with leadership skills and aspirations.

Level 3 Classroom Teacher

This program recognises teachers as exemplary classroom practitioners

School leadership professional development

Working in a rural, regional and remote schools can offer a broader range of professional experiences which may lead to the potential to advance your career and experience early leadership opportunities.  

As the largest employer in the State, a diverse range of employment opportunities exist across the Department, in over 800 locations.