Teacher - Primary Languages Mandarin - Whitfield State School

$63,350 - $95,356 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Brisbane City QLD, Australia
  • 02/12/2020
Part time - Fixed Term Teaching

Job Description

Whitfield State School

Cosmopolitan city living, tropical rainforest tablelands, glorious Great Barrier Reef; you really can have it all! If this checks boxes on your list, we have an opportunity for you! Whitfield State School is looking for a temporary part time (0.5FTE) primary language teacher of Mandarin for 2021. With everything you need at your fingertips and fun weekend adventures just a little way away, you won’t find a more dynamic and exciting place to live and work – Apply Now!

Job details

Position status Temporary
Position type Part-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNQ354844/21
Closing date 31-Jan-2021
Yearly salary $63350 - $95356
Salary Other Plus 12.75% Super
Job duration 21 January 2021 to 10 December 2021 unless otherwise determined
Contact person Matt Thompson
Contact details 07 4034 7333

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We look forward to welcoming a hard working, fun loving and resourceful teacher to our school community in 2021. The successful applicant will be committed to sharing in the language learning journey with our students.

A note for permanent state school teachers: you must seek the approval of your supervising principal prior to applying for this position.

Welcome to Whitfield State School

Whitfield State School is just minutes away from the buzzing city centre. Set on a large site with sports ovals, beautiful gardens and our own little patch of tropical rainforest, we are one of the largest primary schools in the Cairns area. With our modern facilities, we are well resourced to provide our students with a rich and varied learning experience. We are proud to be able to offer two programs of excellence for our students who are excelling in the academic and sporting arenas.

Explore our website to learn more about Whitfield State School and be sure to check out the video our students created.

What's in it for you?

  • A highly attractive remuneration package, generous superannuation, salary sacrificing options and leave loading
  • Relocation assistance
  • A broad range of professional development opportunities

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 two 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**

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Applicants are to apply online and supply all requested documentation. Applications may be used to fill other similar vacancies and will remain current for up to 12 months. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.


Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

  • Teacher Role Description - Whitfield State School (PDF, 263KB)
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