Primary Teacher District Relieving (Multiple Locations) - Far North Queensland

$66,556 - $100,186 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Queensland, Australia
  • 21 Apr, 2022
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching - Primary Relief Teaching

Job Description

FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND... There’s no place like it! We invite applications from dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated primary teachers with an interest in joining our district relief pools across the region. District Relief Teachers (DRT's) provide internal relief to their cluster of schools. This varied role will suit experienced teachers who are comfortable working with students across all primary years from Prep to Year Six including some multi-age classes. DRT roles are currently available across the region.

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/FNQ410762/22
Closing date 24-Jun-2022
Yearly salary $66556 - $100186
Job duration As soon as possible to 9 December 2022
Contact person FNQ Recruitment
Contact details 07 4037 3994
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Welcome to Far North Region school (District Relief Teacher) locations.

Far North Queensland Region is seeking interest from multiple District Relief Teachers to join motivated teams in various school locations.     

Some travel will be required to supply a Teacher Relief service to schools within local clusters and the successful teacher/s will be able to teach across year levels from Prep to Year 6 with some multi-age classes. 

What is a District Relieving Teacher?  

As a District Relief Teacher (DRT) you will be employed by a base school and are available to work across nominated schools within a cluster of host schools, to cover unexpected short-term absences.  The DRT is a flexible position that can change from day to day to meet the needs of the individual schools in the cluster.

If you are capable of flexibly and effectively working across multiple roles; we encourage you to apply.

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.

A NOTE FOR PERMANENT STATE SCHOOL TEACHERS: You must have the approval of your substantive Principal prior to submitting your application for this position

What's in it for you?

  • A highly attractive remuneration package, generous superannuation, salary sacrificing options and leave loading
  • Relocation assistance and additional financial benefits apply to this location
  • Limited subsidised departmental accommodation may be available
  • A broad range of professional development opportunities


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.

Some locations also attract additional benefits including access to subsidised departmental accommodation, additional leave in the summer vacation period and the support of a dedicated team of professionals from our Centre for Learning and Wellbeing (CLaW).

CLICK HERE for a summary of the incentives and benefits available to teachers in the Far North Queensland Region.

If you are an experienced teacher, you can apply to have prior teaching service recognised for salary classification and if applicable your service and leave records recognised in line with the Public Service Directive.


The Queensland Department of Education offers generous assistance to teachers and their families relocating to Far North Queensland. CLICK HERE (PDF) (PDF) for more information on Transfer and Appointment Expenses to assist you in planning your relocation to paradise.


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.


  • 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.

**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

24 Jun, 2022