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Teach in rural, regional and remote WA

Many of our teachers have described working in a rural, regional or remote school as the highlight of their career.

They talk of the rewarding lifestyle, enhanced professional experiences and the opportunity to contribute to the wider community.  

Some schools, located in large regional centres, welcome around 1000 students every day. Other schools, located in rural or remote communities, educate smaller groups of students, some in multi age classes.

You may be eligible for additional benefits and support if you teach in one of our rural, regional or remote schools.

Watch and discover the rewards of teaching in rural, regional and remote Western Australia:

The Remote Teaching Service is made up of a dedicated group of more than 200 teachers living and working in 38 remote communities in Western Australia. They deliver flexible and innovative education programs to ensure students in remote areas have access to high quality learning programs.

Schools in the Remote Teaching Service are located in some of the most isolated parts of the State. They may be in community settings or small towns, and the majority of students are from local Aboriginal families. 

Teaching in a remote school offers a range of professional opportunities for teachers who are engaging and resilient. If you are flexible and like working as part of a team you have the opportunity to be part of this innovative learning community. Skills and interests in literacy, numeracy and English as an additional language/dialect (EAL/D) are highly valued.

We support teachers to deliver high quality education in isolated locations by providing a range of additional allowances and benefits. These include permanency after two years’ continuous and satisfactory service, locality and remote allowances and additional leave.

Flying Squad teachers fill vacancies in rural, regional and remote schools at short notice. These appointments are short term and are generally for periods of between four and ten weeks in a range of schools with differing needs.

The role requires teachers to be able to quickly and readily engage students. Teachers have success where they can use a range of skills, have a strong knowledge of the curriculum and utilise effective classroom management strategies. 

Teachers in the Flying Squad receive free accommodation and free travel to and from the location of any appointment. Teachers receive a locality and/or school specific allowance applicable to the teaching staff at the school of appointment in addition to their teaching salary.

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