Health & Physical Education and Humanities Teacher - Western Cape College

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

Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists for a vibrant, energetic and fun-loving Health & Physical Education and Humanities teacher to join the teaching team at the Western Cape College’s Weipa campus. You’ll be resourceful, resilient and ready to embrace challenges and triumphs teaching in a remote school brings. This is a temporary full time position commencing 3 May 2022.

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNQ413126/22
Closing date 24-Jun-2022
Yearly salary $66556 - $100186
Job duration 03 May 2022 to 02 December 2022
Contact person Dan Tonon
Contact details 07 4090 6444
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We invite applications from suitably qualified and/or experienced Health & Physical Education and Humanities teachers for this temporary full time position

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. Department of Health information page for further information about obtaining your COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

Welcome to Western Cape College

The Western Cape College is a unique state school with two campuses located in Mapoon (P-6), and Weipa (P-12), as well as a secondary residential facility also located in Weipa. Each Campus is set in its own amazing cultural, social and geographical environment, spread over a vast area of the Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland.

As the largest P-12 school in the Cape, we have an important role to play in supporting and continuing to lead innovative practices with Indigenous and Remote Education. Western Cape College captures our values as four pillars that guide our everyday work, strategic decisions and service delivery –

  • Know our students
  • Teachers make the difference
  • Many communities - one College
  • K-12 college advantage

Explore our website to learn more about working at Western Cape College.  Additionally, to experience everything Weipa has to offer, we encourage interested applicants to view the following You Tube clip

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 subsidised departmental accommodation is available
    • A broad range of professional development opportunities

Living in Weipa

Weipa is a vibrant coastal community and forms part of the Western Cape York Peninsula, an area rich in geographical beauty and cultural heritage.  Located 800km from Cairns by road, and only 200km from the northern tip of the Cape, Weipa is the ideal base for exploring all the region has to offer.  Road access to Weipa and beyond is via the Peninsula Developmental Road which is unsealed, and during the wet season may be closed for extended periods.

Qantaslink provides daily flights out of both Cairns and Brisbane to Weipa, and Skytrans also provides regular passenger service.  A twice weekly barge service operates between Cairns and Weipa year round for freight transport.  Considering its remote location, the township of Weipa has access to a great range of essential services and lifestyle facilities including sports and recreation, community space, health services, shopping and retail, commercial services and trade.  You can find more comprehensive information on life in Weipa here.

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**