Teacher - Cassowary Coast (Innisfail & Tully Hub), Various

$64,260 - $96,266 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 26 Oct, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching - Early Childhood Teaching - Primary Teaching - Secondary Teaching Aides & Special Needs

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
Closing date Ongoing
Total remuneration $64260 up to $96266
Salary Other Plus 12.75% Super
Job duration Ongoing opportunities
Contact person FNQ Teacher Recruitment Team
Contact details 07 4037 3994
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Imagine a less hurried lifestyle in a small rural town to the south of Cairns. Just a stones throw away from some of Australia's most stunning beaches and right on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, you'll find plenty to occupy your weekends. 

Explore our Cassowary Coast schools HERE

Teaching Opportunities in the Cassowary Coast area

CLICK HERE (XLSX) to view current & future opportunities then submit your application below

Want to be considered for ALL opportunities in the Far North Queensland Region? CLICK HERE


Running south from Cairns to Cardwell is a magical strip of coastline known as the Cassowary Coast, one of FNQ's hidden gems! Bordered by the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, this is a stunning place to call home.

Weekends are for adventure, and you'll find plenty of opportunities to explore your backyard without having to travel too far. There are islands for camping and hiking, and beaches for an extra dose of vitamin sea. Ask a local for their recommendation, grab a picnic and hit the road. 


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.

Schools in the Innisfail to Tully area are transfer rating 3 locations and attract locality allowance on top of your base salary. CLICK HERE for a summary of the incentives and benefits available to teachers in this location.


The Queensland Department of Education offers generous relocation assistance to teachers and their families relocating to the Cassowary Coast area.

CLICK HERE (PDF) for more information on Transfer and Appointment Expenses to assist you in planning your relocation to Far North Queensland.


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 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

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**


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Job Closing Date

31 Dec, 2021