Teachers, school administrators and school psychologist positions are advertised on the JobsWA website.
The JobsWA website allows you to:
There are two ways to apply for a teaching position with the Department. You can apply through Central Placement and/or apply directly to schools that conduct a Local Selection process. You are encouraged to apply using both methods.
Central Placement allows you to nominate multiple schools and geographic locations where you would like to teach. You can also indicate preferences for subjects and year groups. The Department will attempt to match your preferences to any suitable vacancies in the schools you have nominated. You apply to a teaching pool through JobsWA.
If you are a graduate teacher (less than two years of teaching experience) apply to the ’Graduate Teacher’ pool. To find the pool information enter the words ‘Graduate Teacher’ in the ‘position number or keywords box’ then click ‘search’.
If you are an experienced teacher (with two years or more of teaching experience) apply to the ‘Teacher Vacancies’ pool. To find the pool information enter the words ‘Teacher Vacancies’ in the ‘position number or keywords box’ then click ‘search’.
After you have applied to the pool you will be contacted with instructions on how to complete the Central Placement process.
You are encouraged to apply widely in terms of location to increase your chances of gaining a position.
If you are a teacher with previous experience but have not taught in an Australian school in the past 10 years find out about our Entry and Orientation program.
Public schools that choose to select their own staff through a Local Selection process do so by listing their advertised teacher vacancies on JobsWA. This includes Independent Public Schools (IPS).
Independent Public Schools are part of the public school system, with more flexibility to set their own strategic direction and authority for day to day decisions. IPS include primary schools, secondary schools, senior colleges, district high schools and education support centres.
You can only apply directly to schools that have advertised vacant positions. When you apply for these positions you need to attach your CV and a covering letter.
To assist you in preparing your local selection job application, the same five selection criteria are generally used in each teaching advertisement, so you have the opportunity to work on these criteria before applying.
The five selection criteria are:
Please note that you do not require an employee identification number prior to applying through a local selection process. The principal will assist with this if you are the recommended applicant. We would, however, encourage you to apply in advance to prevent any unforseen delays.
To work as a school psychologist you must be registered or provisionally registered with the Psychology Board of Australia.
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If you are interested in relief teaching you should contact schools directly.
Before you apply for a position advertised on JobsWA it is important to check the eligibility criteria very carefully to make sure you have the relevant skills, experience and qualifications required.
The Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) replaced the Western Australian College of Teaching in December 2012.
If you apply for a position and are the successful applicant, you must be eligible for, or be registered with the TRBWA. All teachers in Western Australia must be registered before commencing teaching.
Throughout your teaching career you must remain a financial member of TRBWA to be able to teach in a WA school.
If your are applying from outside of Western Australia you should contact the TRBWA in advance to ascertain if you are eligible for registration and how far in advance you would need to start the registration process.
All employees are required to complete a consent form to allow the Department’s Screening Unit to undertake a criminal record check.
If you are the recommended applicant and do not already have a Working with Children Check card for WA, you will be required to apply for one within five days of starting in your new position or relief teaching. The application form must be signed by your principal or line manager.
For further information visit the Department's Working with Children Screening Unit.
If you are not an Australian Citizen or a permanent resident you must hold a visa that grants you relevant work rights in Australia.
For further information visit: The Department of Immigration and Citizenship
Navigate your way through the Institute for Professional Learning's online Application Writing for Teachers tutorial to access information and resources on:
On completing the online course you will be able to:
Speakers and headphones are needed to listen to the tutorial.
If you would like general information about teaching in a public school contact Teaching WA:
T: 1800 645 461 (Freecall within Australia)
T: (08) 9264 5774
If you have queries regarding teaching positions in local selection schools or school administrator positions contact Recruitment Schools:
T: (08) 9270 3186
If you have queries regarding principal positions contact:
T: (08) 9264 8503