Department of Education

An entry level pathway through the School Based Traineeship Program in 2025-26.

About us

As the largest employer in the state, we provide public education and support the education of all students in WA.

We always act in the best interest of students and the community and aim to deliver a high quality education. Our belief is that all students have the capacity to learn and we empower the voice of children and young people to be partners in their education. 

Our people are our most valuable assets and we treat them with respect and dignity, and offer fulfilling career opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds. Our workplaces are inclusive, culturally safe, and responsive.

We encourage applications from students in regional and remote areas as we have regional offices located around the state and are hoping to be able to offer traineeships in those offices. 

To find out more visit our website

Benefits of doing a traineeship with us

Working with us, you will:

  • work as part of a team
  • have a supervisor who will train, support, and guide you during your traineeship
  • gain valuable workplace administration skills, including answering telephone calls, sending emails, scheduling appointments and undertaking research 
  • learn and use various business software applications
  • contribute to the health and safety of yourself and others 
  • take part in team meetings and be given the opportunity to develop your interpersonal and communication skills
  • possibly rotate through different teams to provide greater experience across the department
  • make a positive difference to your own and your fellow students' education. 

Perfect for ...

We’re looking for young people who:

  • have a positive attitude
  • are keen to learn new skills
  • are organised 
  • are problem solvers 
  • are comfortable communicators
  • enjoy working in a team.

Find us here

We are located at 151 Royal Street in East Perth close to the Perth city centre. You can travel by bus (Yellow Cat), train to Claisebrook station, cycle or walk to us. Paid parking is also available at the various public car parks in the area. Those carparks are mostly full by 8:30 am.

We also have several support services for schools on the old Padbury Senior High School site, with traineeships potentially available onsite.

If you live in a regional or remote area, you will be considered for any opportunities available close to where you live. 

Have a chat to us

If you need more information, please contact Aniko Skribek, Policy Officer on (08) 9264 4726 or email

How to apply

Applications open on 1 July 2024. A link will be added to this page on that date. Applications to this agency will only be accepted through this link. Emailed applications will not be considered. 

Read How to apply to check what you need to provide in your application. 

You may be required to attend an in person interview as part of the selection process.


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