Upper Primary Teacher - Aurukun State School

$64,934 - $97,741 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 15 Jul, 2021

Job Description

Are you committed to delivering outstanding educational opportunities to your students, and ready to experience remote areas living in a community rich in culture and tradition? We have just the opportunity for you! Aurukun State School looks forward to welcoming a dynamic, enthusiastic upper primary teacher to our dedicated team. A love of the outdoors and an adventurous streak are definitely an advantage living in the Cape York region. Relocation assistance subsidised departmental accommodation and financial incentives apply to this location.

Position status Permanent
Position Type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNQ376918/21
Closing date 03-Dec-2021
Yearly salary $64934 - $97741
Job duration Commencing July 2021
Contact person Baressa Frazer
Contact details 40834333

An exciting opportunity exists for an energetic, enthusiastic and vibrant upper primary teacher to join the dedicated team at Aurukun State School. Commencing July 2021, this is a permanent full-time position.

This position will suit a resourceful, resilient, and self-motivated upper primary educator with a love of adventure and a willingness to embrace the opportunity and challenges of living and working in a remote setting.

Welcome to Aurukun State School

Locally known as Koolkan Aurukun Community School, we cater to current enrolments of approximately 200 students from Pre-Prep to Year 10. Our students are active learners who come from rich cultural and linguistic backgrounds. We offer specialist teaching in music and physical education to support the interests and foster the development of abilities in these important areas.

Explore our website to learn more about Aurukun State School

What's in it for you?

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

Living in Aurukun

Aurukun is a very remote Indigenous community located 11 hours by road from Cairns, on the North West coast of the Cape York Peninsula. Home to around 1300 people, this community is the traditional homeland of the Wik, Wik Waya and Kugu people. The predominant traditional language spoken in Aurukun is Wik Mungkan; this is the first language of most Aurukun children. A region is rich in traditional cultural practices.

When you have some downtime, get out and explore the local area, go fishing or camping or take the 4WD out for a run – ask the locals for some tips. Travel to Aurukun is by road or air with Skytrans operating flights on weekdays. Local amenities include a health clinic, library, fuel station, store and take away food shop.

Please note Aurukun is an Alcohol Management Plan community

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**