How to apply
With employment opportunities existing across WA, we encourage you to apply for a position within public education.
Vacancies in public schools or in our regional and central offices are advertised on JobsWA and applications must be submitted online. Before applying, please ensure you meet our employment eligibility requirements.
If you are a graduate teacher you may have a few more steps to complete before applying.
Unsure of your career pathway? Visit our Teach in WA page for more information.
Preparing your application
All applicants are advised to carefully read how to apply and what information is required in the application. For example, you may be required to attach a CV, and specific documents relating to your qualifications and eligibility for the position.
Applying for an advertised teaching position
You can find out more about the school you are applying to by visiting Schools Online. You will need to demonstrate your competency against the three domains of teaching that govern the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Tailor your application for each school to show that you meet the needs and requirements specified in the advertisement.Use examples that describe your involvement with the programs, policies and priorities of the school you are applying to.
Check out our events page for free live chats and information sessions including finding the right teaching position, remote school opportunities and job application tips.
How to apply as a graduate teacher
Register as a teacher and apply to our Graduate Teacher Pool
Public school principals wishing to appoint graduate teachers may identify suitable applicants from our Graduate Teacher Pool.
Register with the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) in your final semester of study and then apply to the Graduate Teacher Pool. Include all required information when you first apply with us:
- tax invoice from the TRBWA
- academic transcripts (web print outs of current courses are sufficient)
- proof of residency and/or eligibility to work in Australia
- current resume containing the contact details for two referees.
Be flexible - applying widely increases your chances of gaining employment. Teaching in a rural, regional or remote school offers you added benefits and allowances.
Prepare your application and apply for advertised vacancies
In addition to applying to our Graduate teacher pool, you should also apply directly for teaching positions advertised by public schools.
Read the advertisement carefully to find out what you need to do to apply and what information is required in the application
- Consider your teaching practice and choose strong examples to respond to the selection criteria.
- Tailor your skills and experience to link into the school’s vision and goals for each position you apply for. Showing you have taken the time to research the school will make your statement stand out.
Check our events page to see our free live chats and information sessions with tips and advice on writing your application.
To apply to the Graduate Teacher Pool and individual teaching positions see our current jobs.
Teaching career events
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