Upper Primary Teacher- Western Cape College, Mapoon

$64,934 - $97,741 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 02 Sep, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching - Primary

Job Description

GET READY FOR ADVENTURE! Applications are invited from dynamic, enthusiastic and fun-loving upper primary teachers for this temporary full time position. Commencing in term four, the successful applicant will teach a multi-age upper primary class. The successful applicant will be hard working, resourceful and resilient, ready to embrace the opportunity and adventure of teaching in one of FNQ’s remote school communities.

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNQ385305/21
Closing date 03-Dec-2021
Yearly salary $64934 - $97741
Job duration 5 October 2021 to 16 September 2022 - unless otherwise determined
Contact person Craig Law
Contact details 07 40829333
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The dedicated and professional teaching team at our Mapoon campus looks forward to welcoming a dynamic, enthusiastic and fun-loving upper primary teacher to our school community. The successful applicant will be hard working, resilient and resourceful with a passion for adventure. Teaching in a remote school in Far North Queensland provides you with a unique opportunity to experience life in a close-knit community and be a part of something bigger than yourself. Are you ready for your adventure to begin?

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh4GtO8eOjc

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 Mapoon
Mapoon is a peaceful coastal community and forms part of the Western Cape York Peninsula, an area rich in geographical beauty and cultural heritage. Mapoon is a recognised tourist destination well known for fishing, camping and 4wd driving adventures. Located just 860km from Cairns (90km from Weipa) by road, and only 200km from the northern tip of the Cape, Mapoon is the ideal base for exploring all the region has to offer. Road access to Mapoon 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, once in Weipa it is a 90 minute drive to Mapoon. A twice weekly barge service operates between Cairns and Weipa year round for freight transport. Local facilities and services include a service station, convenience store, primary health centre and some sporting facilities. You can find more comprehensive information on life in Mapoon 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**


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Job Closing Date

03 Dec, 2021