Secondary Teacher in Biology - Emerald State High School

$66,556 - $100,186 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Emerald QLD, Australia
  • 02 Mar, 2022
Full time - Permanent Teaching - Secondary

Job Description

Emerald State High School is seeking applications for a Biology teacher to join their school community

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Central West Qld
Job ad reference QLD/CQR403743/22
Closing date 16-Sep-2022
Yearly salary $66556 - $100186
Job duration  
Contact person Recruitment Support Team
Contact details (07) 3513 6559

About the Area

Emerald is a large country town that is widely regarded as the hub of the Central Highlands. A gateway to one of the largest sapphire field in the southern hemisphere it is a wide range of industry including coal mining and agricultural production including cotton, grape, citrus and grain growing. Emerald sits 270km west of Rockhampton and 878km north-west of Brisbane.

Emerald offers plenty to see and do with something available for a wide range of interests. A truly unique sight, the 25 metre tall replica of Van Gogh's Sunflowers painting can be found at the town visitor centre. There are also multiple historical attractions with the National Trust classified railway station, historical precinct and 250 million year old fossilised wood all popular attractions. Just a short drive from the town is Lake Maraboon and Fairbairn Dam. One of the largest artificial lakes in the country it can hold three times more water than Sydney Harbour when full. The lake is a popular activity for Emerald residents with water sports, swimming and fishing on offer for those who make the trip.

About the School

At Emerald High, we live by the motto “Every Student Has Success”, and we seek to  provide a wide range of quality learning experiences within a safe and caring learning environment. 

For further information about the school, please click here to visit the school's website. 

What is in it for you?

As the largest employer of teachers in Queensland the department has some attractive benefits for employees, including:

  • assistance with relocating
  • attractive salary and benefits
  • incentives for teaching in remote areas
  • locality allowance in specified locations
  • subsidised accommodation in specified locations

Teaching in Queensland:

The department is responsible for the delivery of quality education services to all Queensland students in state schools and recognises teachers and their commitment to teaching through a range of rewards and benefits. To find out more click here.

Applicants for these positions must possess:

  • a relevant teaching qualification. click here for further information on teaching qualifications.
  • eligibility for registration as a teacher in Queensland. 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.
  • employment for pre-service/graduate teachers will be subject to the successful completion of a relevant teaching qualification and meeting the minimum requirements as a teacher with the department.

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 by 23 January 2022.

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.

How to apply:

  • click the Green 'Apply online' button below
  • enter your personal details
  • attach your current CV including contact details of two professional referees (one of whom is your current supervisor) 
  • respond to the online questionnaire (this will open automatically after you have updated your details and attachments)
  • pre-service teachers are encouraged to include completed practicum reports, mentor/referee statements, unofficial academic transcript for current course of study.

Applicants are encouraged to commence and submit their application as early as possible as 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.


Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and other Sciences

School Type


Job Closing Date

16 Sep, 2022