Primary Early Years Teacher (ECE Qualified) - Lockhart State School

$66,556 - $100,186 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 14 Jan, 2022

Job Description

PACK YOUR BAGS… ADVENTURE AWAITS! Lockhart River, with its pristine beaches and great fishing is waiting for you! Experience living and working in a community rich in Indigenous culture, language and tradition, and enjoy adventures aplenty. We invite applications from suitably qualified and experienced primary teachers. If you’ve been considering remote service, this is a great opportunity to test the waters and get a feel for what it means to be a remote school teacher.


Position status Permanent Position type Full-time Occupational group Education & Training Classification Teacher Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld Job ad reference QLD/FNQ395049/21 Closing date 31-Jan-2022 Yearly salary $66556 - $100186 Job duration Commencing January 2022 Contact person Bradley Hurrell Contact details 07 4083 3888

Our preferred applicants will be resourceful, resilient and self-motivated. It is essential that you are able to quickly establish relationships with students, families and colleagues and are willing to experience all a remote lifestyle has to offer.

Applications are invited from primary and secondary teachers for a variety of permanent teaching roles commencing in 2022

Primary Early Years (ECE Qualified)

Living and teaching in a remote community is challenging; your reward is the unique and life changing experience you'll gain.  As a teacher at Lockhart State School you'll be warmly welcomed into the community and have opportunities to truly immerse yourself in the rich culture of the people of Lockhart River. 

Welcome to Lockhart State School

Lockhart State School is a very remote Indigenous school catering for approximately 140 students from Pre-Prep to Year 12.  Our students are keen learners with considerable sporting abilities and strong cultural ties to communities across the Cape and beyond.  All of our students are EAL/D learners and are fluent in Lockhart Language which is the traditional language of the area.

At Lockhart we make a strong commitment to achieve and exceed the learning goals of all of our students especially in the areas of reading, spelling and mathematics.  Our school fosters strong connections with community and culture, embedding local culture and traditions into the curriculum by connecting Elders and other agencies in the community to ensure all students are exposed to their history, culture and languages.

Living and teaching in a remote community is challenging, your reward is the unique and life changing experience you'll gain.  As a teacher at Lockhart State School you'll be warmly welcomed into the community and have opportunities to truly immerse yourself in the rich culture of the people of Lockhart River. 

Explore our website to learn more about Lockhart State School.

What's in it for you?

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

About Lockhart River

Lockhart River is located on the eastern coast of the Cape York Peninsula, 11 hours' drive north of Cairns.  Here you'll find nature in all its splendour, from the pristine golden sands of Quintell Beach to the sweeping mountains of the Iron Range.  Home to approximately 600 people, the community is comprised of five coastal and inland language groups.  The term Pama Malnkana, means people of the sand beach, which gives a common identity to the people of this region. 

The Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council website provides comprehensive information on services and facilities available in the community as well as an insight into the people and country. 

Please note Lockhart River 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