Overseas qualified teachers

Join us and shape the future of young people and their communities across Western Australia.

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I’m moving from overseas

If you are a qualified teacher and moving to Western Australia from overseas, come and join us in public education.

You can make a difference in the lives of children and young people throughout our state, helping them reach their full potential.

Teaching in Western Australia’s public schools can provide you with fantastic benefits including:

  • great work hours and lifestyle balance
  • opportunities to work with students of different ages, backgrounds, teaching areas in various locations
  • salaries among the highest in Australia with additional financial incentives for teaching in many rural and regional locations and all remote schools
  • opportunities to establish lifelong personal and professional relationships
  • ongoing professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • exciting career paths both through promotion to school leadership positions, such as principals and deputy principals and by achieving recognition as outstanding classroom practitioners, such as Level 3 Classroom Teachers
  • 12 weeks paid leave per year (school holidays)
  • subsidised accommodation where applicable
  • career mobility.

Teachers are recruited all year round, in all disciplines. Public school principals can advertise their positions directly on JobsWA.

Find out why Newman Senior High School's science teacher, Paul loves teaching in regional Western Australia.


How you become a teacher in WA

If you are not currently registered to teach in WA check in with the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia to find out what you need to do.

Other websites you may find useful if you are considering teaching in WA include:

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

Our Entry and Orientation Program can support you if you are a qualified teacher joining us from overseas. This program will familiarise you with current best practice in Western Australian public schools.

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

Contact our Teach in WA team

Contact our Teach in WA team

Speak to someone from our team and discover the amazing opportunities for you in public education.
Call us on (08) 9264 4412 or email TeachinWA@education.wa.edu.au

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