Secondary Teacher (Multiple Opportunities) - Northern Peninsula Area State College

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

Job Description

ADVENTURE AND ACCOMMODATION INCLUDED! An exciting opportunity exists for Secondary teachers to join the teaching team at Northern Peninsula Area State College for a range of roles.

Position status Permanent,Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNQ413365/22
Closing date 24-Jun-2022
Yearly salary $66556 - $100186
Job duration Commencing 19 April 2022
Contact person Leanne Fox
Contact details 07 4090 4333

Northern Peninsula Area State College looks forward to welcoming several dynamic and energetic Secondary teachers to fill the following permanent and temporary full time roles. 

English and Digital Technologies - Permanent
Mathematics - Permanent
Science, Biology and Health & Physical Education - Temporary

Our preferred applicants will be adventurous by nature with a passion and drive for delivering quality outcomes for all students.

Workers in education settings, including schools, early childhood and care services (such as kindergartens and childcare centres) or Outside School Hours Care, are required to have received the prescribed number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

To ensure the Department of Education is complying with this requirement successful applicants will be required to supply supporting evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination for employment to any roles in the designated categories. Please visit the Department of Education COVID-19 website for further information. Please visit the Department of Health information page for further information about obtaining your COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

Welcome to Northern Peninsula Area State College

We are a remote Indigenous community college catering to the education needs of approximately 640 students from the five communities of Bamaga, Injinoo, Umagico, New Mapoon and Seisia, as well as the neighbouring islands in the Torres Strait including Saibai and Badu. Our college has three campuses each with strong links to the Torres Strait; Bamaga Junior and Injinoo for our Pre-Prep to Year Six students, and Bamaga Senior for our Year Seven to Twelve students as well as mature aged learners wishing to undertake a career change. Our students speak a number of traditional languages and for many English is their second or even third language.

Explore our website to learn more about Northern Peninsula Area State College.

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 Bamaga

Considered the gateway to the Torres Strait, the Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) region is a narrow peninsula bordered by the Coral Sea in the east, the Arafura Sea and Gulf of Carpentaria to the west and the Torres Strait to the north. The NPA region is made up of five indigenous communities; Injinoo, Umagico, Bamaga, New Mapoon and Seisa; each with its own history, languages and traditions strongly influenced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. NPA is a popular destination for the adventure seeker and keen fishing folk and is well known for its great camping and 4WD experiences. A trip to Pajinka, the most northerly point of the Australian mainland, is definitely a must do while you are here!

Bamaga, located on the Jardine River 850km north-west of Cairns by road, is the unofficial capital of the NPA region. Today Bamaga is home to approximately 1050 people of whom more that 80% identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage. The main language spoken in Bamaga is Torres Strait Creole, although Kala Kawa Ya and English are also spoken.

Access to Bamaga is by road or air, with Regional Express providing a regular passenger service, all year round. A 4WD is definitely recommended if you are driving yourself, or plan on getting acquainted with the local area on weekends and holidays. Local amenities in Bamaga include hospital and community health services, sporting facilities, airport, IBIS store, grocery stores and tourist accommodation.

Please note NPA 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