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

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

Job Description

FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND... There’s no place like it! If you are dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated, we invite you to apply for a range of teaching opportunities in our region. Positions are commencing now and throughout 2021. Apply Now!

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/FNQ353306/21
Closing date 10-Dec-2021
Yearly salary $63350 - $95356
Job duration Commencing asap until 10 December 2021
Contact person FNQ Teacher Recruitment Team
Contact details 07 4037 3994

We invite applications from dynamic and flexible teachers for full time temporary District Relief Teaching (DRT) vacancies across Far North Queensland Region; commencing now and throughout 2021. If you enjoy variety in teaching experience and location, a DRT role is for you! This is your teaching opportunity to join in and collaborate across various school cluster locations in our beautiful Region.

Travel will be required to schools within the local clusters, and as the DRT you will be able to teach across year levels from Prep to Year 6, with some classes of multi-age students.

Location profile: Atherton Tablelands, Cairns Coastal, Cassowary Coast.

Base schools for DRTs include:

Atherton State School, Malanda State School, Mareeba State School, Miallo State School, Port Douglas State School, Goondi State School, Freshwater State School, Woree State School, Isabella State School.

Position duration: commencing ASAP until 10 December 2021.

What is a District Relieving Teacher?

As a District Relief Teacher (DRT) you will be employed by a base school, and be available to cover unexpected short-term absences, across nominated schools within the cluster of host schools. 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 working flexibly and effectively across multiple roles; we encourage you to apply.

Welcome to Far North Queensland

A location as beautiful and diverse as the students who call it home, Far North Queensland has much to offer. As a teacher in the Far North Region you have the unique opportunity to take advantage of the living classroom around you; with world heritage rainforest and reef, savannah lands, islands and volcanoes right on your doorstep. Explore some of Australia's most stunning locations right in your backyard and get a taste for tropical lifestyle. A diverse range of teaching experiences and locations awaits you.

Learn more about the beauty and diversity of the stunning Far North Region.

What's in it for you?

  • A highly attractive remuneration package, generous superannuation, salary sacrificing options and leave loading
  • Considerable relocation assistance
  • Subsidised departmental accommodation available in all remote and some rural locations
  • 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 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

10 Dec, 2021