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‘We’ve got a better product to sell’: Education Minister confident of luring teachers from interstate

Gareth Parker
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The Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery says the department can’t provide a number on how many teachers Western Australia will be short next year, but is confident of recruiting them from interstate.

The Minister laid the blame on a lack of teaching university graduates due to course changes and border restrictions.

But Ms Ellery said there were a range of programs to make sure there would be teachers in place and was confident there would be no shortage, including lifting the qualifications of teachers and getting those who have been out of the profession re-registered.

Part of the plan is to recruit from interstate where there are also teacher shortages, but Ms Ellery said that wouldn’t be a problem.

“We’ve got a better product to sell because we are a safer place to live and work,” she told Gareth Parker on 6PR Breakfast.

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