Primary District Relieving Teacher (Multiple Locations) - Far North Queensland

$63,350 - $95,356 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Queensland, Australia
  • 08 Jul, 2021

Job Description

FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND... There’s no place like it! We invite applications from dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated primary teachers with an interest in joining our district relief pools across the region. District Relief Teachers (DRT's) provide internal relief to their cluster of schools. This varied role will suit experienced teachers who are comfortable working with students across all primary years from Prep to Year Six including some multi-age classes. DRT roles are currently available across the region in the Cairns & Coastal, Cassowary Coast, Mossman Port Douglas, Cape York and Torres Strait geographic areas.

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/FNQ367975/21
Closing date 10-Dec-2021
Yearly salary $63350 - $95356
Salary Other Plus 12.75% Super
Job duration July 2021 to December 2021
Contact person FNQ Recruitment Team
Contact details

As a District Relief Teacher (DRT) you will be allocated a base school, and will be available to cover unexpected short-term absences (generally up to one term in duration) at schools within the cluster. The DRT is a flexible position that can change from day to day to meet the needs of the individual schools in the cluster and teachers in this role must be willing to teach across all primary year levels and subjects as required.

DRT roles are currently available across the region in the Cairns & Coastal, Cassowary Coast, Mossman Port Douglas, Cape York and Torres Strait geographic areas based in the following schools.

  • CAIRNS & COASTAL - Balaclava SS, Parramatta SS
  • CASSOWARY COAST - Goondi SS, Tully State School
  • CAPE YORK - Cooktown SS
  • MOSSMAN & BEYOND - Port Douglas SS
  • TORRES STRAIT - Horn Island (Outer Islands Cluster)

If you are capable of working flexibly and effectively across multiple roles; we encourage you to apply.

Welcome to Far North Queensland

A location as beautiful and diverse as the students who call it home, Far North Queensland has much to offer. As a teacher in the Far North Region you have the unique opportunity to take advantage of the living classroom around you; with world heritage rainforest and reef, savannah lands, islands and volcanoes right on your doorstep. Explore some of Australia's most stunning locations right in your backyard and get a taste for tropical lifestyle. A diverse range of teaching experiences and locations awaits you.

Learn more about the beauty and diversity of stunning Far North Queensland.

What's in it for you?

  • A highly attractive remuneration package, generous superannuation, salary sacrificing options and leave loading
  • Considerable relocation assistance
  • Subsidised departmental accommodation available in all remote and some rural locations
  • 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 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**