I’m a career changer

I’m a career changer

Teaching could be the career change you need.

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. You may also be able to specialise in the field you already have qualifications and work experience in. STEM teacher Tammy studied marine biology before realising teaching was the career for her.

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 can 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!

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. There are a lot of different ways to get into teaching with flexible admission pathways making it easy to begin your journey. There are many course options available - check with various universities to find the study pathway that’s right for you.

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 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 Australia 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.

How you will be supported

Find out more about the benefits and support we provide our teachers.

What our teachers say

What our teachers say