STEM professional experience

STEM professional experiences

We provide pre-service teachers with funding when completing their professional experience in secondary science, technologies, and mathematics (STEM).

Pre-service STEM teachers completing their professional experience can receive $250 per week in the metropolitan area and up to $700 per week in some regional areas. 

In addition to financial subsidies, participants have access to our induction program and ongoing support.
Funding is only available to those who are in their final or penultimate year of study (their third or fourth year of a Bachelor of Education, or first or second year of a Master of Teaching).

Funding will vary based on the education region in which you undertake your professional experience.
Education region Funding amount (per week)
  Final year rate Penultimate year rate
Goldfields, Kimberley and Pilbara $700 $350
Midwest $700 $350
Wheatbelt $700 $350
Southwest $500 $250
Metropolitan $250 Not applicable
  • Before applying, you will need to talk with your university professional experience team to organise a professional experience placement.
  • When you are ready to apply, download and complete an application form and 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.

Key dates for 2023 professional experiences

Placement Application due Induction
Term 2 Monday, 27 March 2023 Tuesday, 4 April 2023
Term 3 Monday, 5 June 2023 Tuesday, 13 June 2023

Please be aware we receive a high volume of applicants and are unable to support all who apply for our program. We recommend you submit your application prior to 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.

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Apply for STEM placement funding

Apply for STEM placement funding

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

Complete application form