Teacher - Far North Queensland Region (Various Position)

$64,260 - $106,952 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Queensland, Australia
  • 03 Jan, 2022

Job Description

Position status Permanent,Temporary Position type Full-time,Part-time Occupational group Education & Training Classification Teacher Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld Job ad reference QLD/FNQ/REGION_EOI Closing date Ongoing Total remuneration $64260 up to $106952 Salary Other Plus 12.75% super Job duration Ongoing opportunities Contact person FNQRecruitment@qed.qld.gov.au Contact details PH: 07 4037 3994
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FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND… (PDF)Every Bit Extraordinary

Welcome! Our region covers an area of approximately 275,000km2 from stunning coastal Cardwell in the south, to the Torres Strait in the north and inland west to the Gulf of Carpentaria.  Take advantage of the living classroom right around you; where world heritage rainforest and reef, savannah lands and geological marvels meet. Explore some of Australia's most remote and fascinating locations right in your backyard.

Learn more about some of the stunning locations in FNQ HERE. Where will 2021 take you?


We currently have a number of opportunities across the Far North Queensland region for highly skilled teachers in multiple curriculum areas.

Let us pay for your relocation to paradise!

  1. Torres Strait (Tagai SC)  
  2. Cape York Peninsula
  3. Innisfail and Tully
  4. Babinda   
  5. Tablelands
  6. Mossman/Port Douglas and Beyond
  7. Cairns & Coastal

To view our current and future vacancies board CLICK HERE (XLSX)

To be considered for our current vacancies, or any future opportunities - Apply Below!


Did you know the average daily commute time in Brisbane is approximately 67 minutes?   In that same amount of time you could drive from Cairns city to Innisfail in the south or Port Douglas in the north!

Housing is very affordable in Far North Queensland where the median house price in Cairns is around $432,000, Innisfail is $290,000, Tully $215,000 and across the Tablelands $350,000. The average weekly rent for a house is around $420p/wk in Cairns, $275p/wk in Innisfail, $320p/wk in Tully and $330p/wk in the Tablelands.

There are so many fascinating locations to discover across our region, weekends and holidays will never be the same again! If an overseas adventure is on your mind, you'll be pleased to know that Cairns is home to the region's international airport with regular direct flights to exciting international destinations including Japan, Singapore, China, Bali and even New Zealand.


All Queensland State Schools are allocated a transfer rating which is determined by the remoteness or distance of the location from a major city and services. While the base salary range for teachers is the same across the state; rural, remote and even regional locations provide additional financial benefits and incentives that are above and beyond the base salary.

Some locations also attract additional benefits including access to subsidised departmental accommodation, additional leave in the summer vacation period and the support of a dedicated team of professionals from our Centre for Learning and Wellbeing (CLaW).

CLICK HERE for a summary of the incentives and benefits available to teachers in the Far North Queensland Region.

If you are an experienced teacher, you can apply to have prior teaching service recognised for salary classification and if applicable your service and leave records recognised in line with the Public Service Directive.


The Queensland Department of Education offers generous assistance to teachers and their families relocating to Far North Queensland. CLICK HERE (PDF) for more information on Transfer and Appointment Expenses to assist you in planning your relocation to paradise.


There are a number of scholarships and grants available to pre-service teachers starting their career in Far North Queensland.

For more information and to be notified when scholarship and grant applications open, CLICK HERE or see below.

  • Beyond the Range – Professional Experience Grant for pre-service teachers
  • Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarship – for aspiring and pre-service teachers
  • Rural and Remote Graduate Teacher Scholarship – for pre-service teachers


The FNQ Teacher Learning Centre (TLC) was established to enhance support for preservice, beginning and early career teachers during their teaching journey. Learn more about the support available for beginning teachers HERE.

The Atherton Centre for Learning and Wellbeing (CLaW) provides valuable professional learning and capability development for teachers and school leaders at all stages of their careers. Learn more about the important services the CLaW provides to the schools in their catchment HERE


The department is responsible for the delivery of quality education services to all Queensland students in state schools and recognise teachers and their commitment to teaching through a range of rewards and benefits. Find out more about teaching in Queensland state schools HERE

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Applicants for this position must possess or be eligible for:
  • A relevant teaching qualification. CLICK HERE for further information
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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**