Funded opportunities exist for Bachelor of Education and Grad. Dip. students  to be considered for practicum placements for their final 10 week block prac in Regional (rural/ remote) government schools in the Kimberley, Pilbara, Mid-West, Wheatbelt and Goldfields Regions. Priority for funded places will be given to pre-service teachers of Maths or Science.


Some of the past schools Murdoch students have undertaken a CPP include:

  • Dalwallinu District High School
  • Dowerin District High School
  • Eastern Goldfields College
  • Esperance Senior High School
  • Gingin District High School
  • Kambalda West District High School
  • O'Connor Primary School (Kalgoorlie)
  • Toodyay District High School
  • Wongan Hills District High School
  • Meekatharra District High School
  • Burringurrah Remote Community School
  • Other schools may be able to be arranged upon request


 Completing a practicum in these schools will:

  • Allow you to consider and experience the possibility of future employment living and working in rural / remote areas;
  • There are many financial, lifestyle and career benefits in starting a career in rural/remote schools;
  • More opportunities for employment with previous experience and skills viewed favourably;
  • Great potential to thrive both personally and professionally while experiencing a unique lifestyle.

Earn while you learn

If you are placed, you can apply for funding through the Department of Education's Country Practicum Program (CPP). This includes:

  • Funds to travel to location;
  • Stipend of up to $290 p/wk during placement, subject to location;
  • Local accommodation (usually billeting) if needed;
  • Where application numbers exceed places available, priority will be given to those studying towards a teaching qualification in mathematics (major) or science;
  • *must be an Australian Permanent Resident (or New Zealand citizen) to qualify.

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    NOTE: The Department approves eligible funding applications approximately 4-6 weeks prior to when practicum placements actually occur each term in case there is a withdrawal for any reason. Please liaise directly with your practicum coordinator and complete the form for submission in Term 2 next year, for a placement in Term 3.
    The CPP Application Form will be available for download on the Department website by the commencement of Term 1. However, you are not required to submit an application form for funding until after Term 2 commences.

How to apply

Eligible students will be notified via SONIA announcements.

Please email for more information.

You will need to prepare a statement about yourself and your teaching philosophy based on your personal and professional experience, your studies, your skills, what you have to offer schools and what you hope to achieve by participating in the internship.

Once your practicum has been confirmed by Murdoch, you will need to complete and send in the Department of Education application form no later than four weeks before your practicum is due to start.

Find out more

Further information on the Country Practicum Program is available on the Department of Education’s website.