Primary Teacher - Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy

$63,350 - $95,356 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 26 Apr, 2021

Job Description

PACK YOUR BAGS AND GET READY FOR YOUR REMOTE TEACHING ADVENTURE! If you have been thinking about teaching in a remote school but are not yet ready to commit to a long-term position, this is an excellent opportunity to test the waters in the friendly Coen community. We look forward to welcoming three Primary teachers for these temporary positions. Applicants must be available to commence at short notice.

Job details

Position status Fixed Term Temporary

Position Type Full-time

Occupational group Education & Training

Classification Teacher

Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld

Job ad reference QLD/371295

Closing date 10-Dec-2021

Yearly salary $63350 - $95356

Job duration 22 April until 3 December 2021 unless otherwise determined

Contact person Ben Foran

Contact details 0740601132

We have a number of exciting opportunities for hard-working and dedicated Primary teachers to join our small school community on a temporary basis. We have three temporary, full-time positions that are from April through to December 2021. While these are general teaching positions, expertise in the areas of science or music would be favourable.

To succeed in this role, you will need to be resourceful, resilient, and open to a remote community adventure. Living and working in a remote community is a challenging yet rewarding experience and we look forward to sharing this journey with you. Find out more about our school and life in Coen here.

What's in it for you?

  • A highly attractive remuneration package, generous superannuation, salary sacrificing options and leave loading
  • Remote Area Incentive Scheme incentives apply to this location
  • Relocation assistance and subsidised single shared departmental accommodation is available
  • A broad range of professional development opportunities

Applicants for this position must possess:

  • Current full registration or current provisional registration with eligibility for full registration, as a teacher in Queensland. Pre-service/graduate teachers must have been granted provisional registration prior to commencing employment as a teacher. For more information regarding registration requirements, please CLICK HERE.
  • An active application for teacher employment lodged online via the Teach Queensland website
  • In addition to registration, teachers working in Education and Care Services (including State Delivered Kindergarten programs) require an exemption card issued by Blue Card Services. For more information on blue cards and exemption cards, please CLICK HERE.


  • Read the attached Role Description
  • Attach a brief resume, contact details for two referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor), and a maximum of one-page written response outlining the skills and knowledge you will bring to the role.
  • Pre-Service & Beginning Teachers are encouraged to supply their most recent practicum report and academic transcript for the last completed study period (unofficial is fine).

**The Department of Education reserves the right to reduce the application period and/or remove the job advertisement early should a suitable applicant be found**