Teacher - Mossman, Port Douglas & Beyond (Various)

$63,350 - $96,630 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 19 Aug, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching - Secondary Teaching Aides & Special Needs Relief Teaching

Job Description

Position status Permanent,Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time,Part-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Cairns region, Far North Qld
Closing date Ongoing
Total remuneration $63350 up to $96630
Salary Other Plus 12.75% Super
Job duration Ongoing opportunities
Contact person FNQ Teacher Recruitment Team
Contact details 07 4037 3994
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ESCAPE TO PARADISE Mossman, Port Douglas & Beyond

Travel north of Cairns along one of the most spectacular coastal roads in Australia and enjoy life at an easier pace. Discover the Daintree National Park, take in the local markets, wander along Four Mile Beach or enjoy a meal at world class restaurants, funky bars and stylish cafes. Port Douglas is the gateway to stunning world heritage-listed rainforest and beyond into the Cape where all kinds of adventures are possible.

Explore our local schools HERE

Temporary vacancies (ASAP to 10/12/2021)

  • District Relieving (DRT) – Port Douglas SS

Permanent vacancies 2022

  • Students with Disabilities (Multiple Impairment) – Mossman SHS
  • Essential English and Legal Studies – Mossman SHS
  • Mathematical Methods and Science – Mossman SHS
  • Digital Solutions and Legal Studies – Mossman SHS

To be considered for current and future vacancies in our Mossman, Port Douglas and beyond schools submit your application below.

Current Vacancies across the Far North Queensland Region

Want to be considered for all opportunities in the Far North Queensland Region? CLICK HERE


The Douglas Shire, nestled between the crystal blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef and the rich green of World Heritage rainforest is the ideal launch pad for exploring reef, rainforest and beyond! Beginning approximately 26km north of Cairns at the start of the spectacular McAlister range, the Douglas Shire boasts a laid-back lifestyle with the lure of activities and events of a vibrant tourist area.

Top picks for your weekend adventures include the Daintree National Park and stunning Mossman Gorge. Cairns is an easy drive for a weekend getaway, visit Cooktown for a short break or if you have a 4WD you can head north and explore Cape Tribulation.

Mossman and Port Douglas are becoming increasingly popular with people looking for a lifestyle change; the smaller towns, laid-back lifestyle and absence of gridlocked freeways just some of the reasons for a move to this area. Port Douglas is a favourite with tourists so offers all the mod cons you'd expect, a wide selection of world class dining and funky street cafes and excellent local markets. Due to its popularity, housing is a little more expensive here with the median property price sitting at around $685,000 for a house or $260,000 for a unit, rentals average $550p/wk for a house or $330p/wk for a unit.

The township of Mossman just 15 minutes up the road is predominately farming land but has all the facilities and services you'd expect in a rural area. Housing is very affordable with the median property price sitting at around $280,000 and the average weekly rental $360p/wk.


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.

Schools in the Mossman/ Port Douglas (and beyond) area are transfer rating 3 and 4 locations and attract locality allowance on top of your base salary. CLICK HERE for a summary of the incentives and benefits available to teachers in this location.

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 relocation assistance to teachers and their families relocating to the Mossman/ Port Dougalas (and Beyond) area.

CLICK HERE (PDF) for more information on Transfer and Appointment Expenses to assist you in planning your relocation to Far North Queensland.


The FNQ Teacher Learning Centre (TLC) was established to enhance support for preservice, beginning and early career teachers during their teaching journey. Learn more about the support available for beginning teachers HERE.


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.


  • 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**


English and Literature, Mathematics, Special Needs

School Type


Job Closing Date

31 Dec, 2021