Education support professional experience

Education support professional experience

We provide pre-service teachers with funding and additional support when completing their professional experience in an education support setting in the Perth metropolitan area.

Pre-service teachers completing their professional experience can receive up to $250 per week when completing a placement in one of our education support centres or schools. Funding is only available to those who are in their third or fourth year of a Bachelor of Education, or first or second year of a Master of Teaching. We fund placements that are between 4 and 10 weeks long.

In addition to financial subsidies, participants have access to our induction program and ongoing support.

Before selecting a school, you first need to meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for funding:

  • be residing in and planning to commence your teaching career in Western Australia
  • be currently enrolled in a course leading to a graduate level teaching qualification, or approved post-graduate qualification
  • have a course average of 60% or more.
  1. Before you apply, you will need to talk with your university professional experience team to organise an education support school placement.
  2. Complete the Pre-Service Development Program application form.
  3. Follow the submission instructions provided on the form.

We will review your application and email you regarding the outcome. If your application is successful, payment is normally processed 2 weeks before your placement commences.

If you have any questions about your application, email us at

Professional experiences in 2024

All applicants must attend an induction, as well as reflection and professional learning sessions. We will provide you with details before the events.

Key application and induction dates for 2024
  Applications due Induction
Term 2 Monday 11 March 2024 Wednesday 27 March 2024
Term 3 Monday 10 June 2024 Thursday 27 June 2024
Term 4 Monday 2 September 2024 Friday 20 September 2024

We receive a high volume of applicants and are unable to support all who apply for our program. We recommend you submit your application before the due date.

Participation in the program does not guarantee future employment in a public school.

We review and update this information regularly to ensure the program meets the workforce needs of the Department. Where necessary, priority will be given to students completing a secondary teaching qualification.

Arrange your placement

If you would like to undertake a professional experience placement at one of our public schools, speak to your University Professional Experience team directly.

Incomplete applications will not be assessed.

If you are unsure if your professional experience or selected school is eligible, email us at

Apply for education support placement funding

Apply for education support placement funding

Download and complete our form to apply for professional experience funding.

Complete application form