English and Humanities Teachers - Tagai State College (Multiple positions)

$63,350 - $95,356 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 04 Jun, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching – Secondary

Job Description

Tagai State College is unique and unlike any other school delivering high-quality education and training services in Australia. Our 17 campuses and TAFE facility are spread across 15 islands and 48,000 square kilometres in the beautiful Torres Strait. The dedicated teaching team at our Thursday Island Secondary campus invite applications from energetic, enthusiastic and fun-loving English and Humanities Teachers for multiple temporary full-time positions through to the end of the 2021 year. The successful candidate will be dynamic, enthusiastic and innovative in their approach to delivering the curriculum and have the ability to work collaboratively with a dedicated and professional teaching team.

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/369053
Closing date 10-Dec-2021
Yearly salary $63350 - $95356
Job duration Until 3 December 2021 unless otherwise determined
Contact person Yolanda McLean
Contact details 0740306333

We invite applications from suitably qualified and experienced Secondary English and Humanities teachers for these temporary full-time positions. The successful applicants will be hardworking, resourceful and resilient. In addition to these qualities, you'll be a strong communicator and demonstrate a personal and professional interest in using and developing best practice systems and processes to underpin both their work, and the whole of campus work within the local community.

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

Welcome to Tagai State College
Tagai State College prides itself on delivering the highest standards of teaching and learning in a context that reflects the aspirations of the Torres Strait Nation. We are committed to ensuring every student is challenged and supported to be proud learners who are responsible, safe and respectful. Our Indigenous students speak a number of traditional languages and this great gift is valued within the school and embedded into our curriculum offerings. Our Thursday Island Secondary Campus caters for just under 400 students from Years Seven to Twelve the majority of whom come from the 16 outer and inner island schools of the Torres Strait.

Explore our website to learn more about Tagai State College

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 is available
  • A broad range of professional development opportunities

Living on Thursday Island
The Torres Strait Islands is an island archipelago offshore from the highest of the Australian mainland and is home to the people of the Torres Strait Nation. This unique and beautiful region is best known for its pristine waters and amazing fishing.

Located 35km north-west of Pajinka, the northernmost point of the Australian mainland is Thursday Island or TI as it is colloquially known. The traditional name for Thursday Island is Waiben meaning ‘place of no water', owing to the scarcity of fresh water on the island. It is situated in the Prince of Wales island group and is home to just over 2600 residents. The traditional language spoken here is Kalkalgal Ya, with many local people also speaking Torres Strait Creole.

Local amenities on Thursday Island include shops, sporting facilities, a library and health centre. Travel to Thursday Island is by air to Horn Island, then ferry from Horn to Thursday Island. Commercial flights are available into Horn Island departing both Cairns and Brisbane. TI Ferry provides transfers between Horn Island and Thursday Island every hour. Additionally, there is a regular barge service to the island for freight.

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**

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.


English and Literature, History and Social Sciences

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Job Closing Date

10 Dec, 2021