High demand teaching areas

High demand teaching areas

There are many opportunities to teach in high priority areas in public education.

We have opportunities for teachers looking to gain further qualifications, or who are already experienced, in teaching secondary specialist areas including:

  • Design and Technology
  • Education Support
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • Indonesian
  • Mathematics.

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning areas are essential in enabling our students to develop the skills needed to constantly adapt in a dynamic and evolving global landscape. We are looking for STEM teachers in the following specialist areas:

  • science (biology, chemistry, physics, agriculture)
  • technology (design and technology, home economics, engineering, robotics, ICT)
  • mathematics (general, specialist, methods).


Our rural, regional and remote communities need dedicated and passionate educators in both primary and secondary teaching. These schools are located all over WA and include large regional centres, small agricultural towns and remote communities. We are looking for teachers to provide high quality education in the following areas:

Teachers in our rural, regional or remote schools may be eligible for additional support such as subsidised employee housing and transport assistance.

There are many opportunities for specialist languages teachers to deliver programs in both primary and secondary schools. 

Some key languages have been identified by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority as part of the Western Australian Curriculum: Languages including:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese.

If you are a community language speaker or a university student studying foreign languages (at an immediate to advanced standard) and interested in teaching a public school, express your interest.

There are also opportunities available for Aboriginal language teachers with an increasing number of schools introducing a local language program. Often these languages are taught by Aboriginal people from the local community who have been trained to teach Aboriginal languages.

If you are interested in moving into a high demand specialist teaching area, our Leap program provides Department-funded training and support to new and existing teachers interested in gaining further qualifications. For more information email us or call (08) 9264 4455.

We recognise the importance of male role models and aim to raise awareness of primary teaching as a career opportunity for young males.