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Interstate teachers

As a teacher in a public school, you play a vital role in our students achieving their best and being lifelong learners who contribute actively to their communities and to society.

With over 800 public schools, our state offers a diverse range of teaching experiences with great professional and personal opportunities. Our salaries are amongst the highest in Australia with ongoing benefits and support.

We currently have opportunities in our eight education regions that suit all skill levels and specialised teaching areas.

A number of our vacancies are in rural, regional and remote schools and teachers often speak of the rewarding lifestyle, enhanced professional development and the opportunity to contribute to the wider community. 

These schools vary in location and size from large schools near city centres with over 1,000 students, through to remote communities with smaller groups of students in multi-age classes.

We provide relocation assistance for you and your family for all permanent appointments, and fixed term appointments of one school year or more. This includes your travel, and relocating your furniture, personal effects and vehicles when moving to a rural, regional or remote school. 

As a rural, regional or remote teacher, you may also be eligible for free or subsidised housing, depending on availability and the location of your appointment.

We will support you with any COVID-19 quarantine requirements, prior to commencement in your new role, in line with the WA Government instructions at the time of your appointment.

Our schools fill teaching vacancies in different ways, depending on the location of the school, and the tenure of the position. As an interstate teacher, you can apply for jobs in metropolitan, regional and remote schools directly or through our specially created pool:

Current advertised positions
You can apply for permanent and temporary teaching positions through a school or centrally based merit selection process. These jobs are advertised on our current jobs page, and JobsWA.

Schools often advertise their individual vacancies and teacher pools, so you are encouraged to browse and apply directly through the job advert.

Most advertised positions will require you to submit a comprehensive CV and statement addressing the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) domains.  Refer to the job advert and attachments for more detailed information, and supporting resources, on how to write your application.

Interstate Teacher Pool
If you are an interstate or New Zealand teacher looking to teach in WA, consider applying for our Interstate Teacher Pool

The benefit of applying to the pool is that you can select locations of interest across WA, without needing to submit multiple applications. This is a great way of expressing your interest for a range of positions and increasing your chances of being appointed.

Your application will need to include a comprehensive CV and a statement addressing the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) domains. After submitting your application you may be sent a link to complete a video interview. 

Principals will be able to access your application, and contact you to determine if you are a suitable candidate.

At the time of commencement in a WA public school, you must have a recognised teaching qualification. In addition, you must hold current:

You can apply for jobs before you have these, but must hold them before you start work. You may be eligible for mutual recognition with the Teachers Registration Board, if you hold registration in your home state.

You may also be eligible for subsidised screening if you are offered an appointment in some regional locations.

Apply to the Interstate Teacher Pool

Apply to the Interstate Teacher Pool

We have a diverse range of teaching opportunities available in our public schools located across WA.