I’m a school leaver

I’m a school leaver

As a teacher, you will have the opportunity to inspire a passion for learning in children and young people in a range of interesting and diverse educational settings.

I’m a school leaver

Become a teacher to:

  • make a difference in the community
  • inspire a passion for learning in children and young people
  • feel a real sense of achievement
  • be creative and have the opportunity to express yourself.

You can teach students from a variety of backgrounds and work in schools across the State. If you think you would enjoy working with children and young people, are a great communicator, and are flexible and organised – you could be a brilliant teacher!

Why choose public education

Choose teaching in a public school to benefit from the fantastic opportunities working for the largest employer in the State will provide you.

How you become a teacher

Consider what age group and learning areas you would like to teach. Find the study pathway that’s right for you and explore your options with various universities.

A list of Western Australian accredited initial teacher education programs can be found on the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia website.

Find out more about the qualifications you need and how to apply to teach in WA.

What you can teach

You can choose from early childhood, primary or secondary teaching. You can even specialise in a field you’re interested in like music, STEM or languages.

When you teach in WA, there is a world of opportunities for you to explore.

Find out more about the many teacher roles available in public education.

What you can earn

Teacher salaries in Western Australia are among the highest in Australia. Find out more about teacher salaries and employment conditions.

Where you can teach

Western Australian is a vast State with diverse teaching environments, and amazing places to see and things to do.

Find out more about our schools in WA, and what it’s like to work in Rural, Regional and Remote WA.

Discover the rewards of teaching