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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Teaching Jobs in WA

I was looking through the logs and many of the searches are for Teaching Jobs in Western Australia.

There are a number of hurdles to jump to teach in WA. You will need a WACOT registration number. Information can be found here. You will also need a working with children (WWC) check and a Federal police clearance. All four local universities have teaching programs ranging from 4 year BEd to the one year Dip Ed (completed after a three year degree).

Teaching in the state school (public) system requires applying through the Department of Education and Training. If you are from overseas it is likely you will get a remote posting as metropolitan postings are generally taken by the leading graduates and those returning from the country. Jobs are advertised here. The state school system is a rewarding learning environment and ranges from low socioeconomic schools, to GATE (Gifted and Talented) and distance education. Generally there are more behaviour issues in state schools than private/independent schools with the compensation of lower extra curricular requirements.

Catholic schools in WA generally advertise here. They and the remainder of private schools also advertise on SEEK. The local newspaper, the West Australian usually has a few jobs that fall outside the norm.

It is worth checking the location of the school you are applying to and the cost of renting in a local suburb. The real estate institute is usually a great place to start. A general idea of schools can be had by looking on that ratbag site rateMyTeacher or on school league tables mentioned in a previous post. Public transport in Perth is generally regarded as woeful unless you are in the centre of the city and then it is just congested and rarely less than a one hour trip.

Salary is between $45,000 and $70,000 AUD depending on levels of experience. Currency converters can be found here. The wage scales are a bit of a mystery to most and usually require some lengthy discussions with the paymaster to get right.