Lower Primary Teacher - Tagai State College Yam Island Campus

$74,083 - $106,952 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Tagai State College, Kebisu Street, Yam Island QLD, Australia
  • 20 Apr, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching – Primary

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 Yam Island campus invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced Lower Primary Teachers for this temporary full-time position. Early Years qualifications are preferred and permanency will be available for the right applicant.

Job details

Position status Permanent, Fixed Term Temporary

Position Type Full-time

Occupational group Education & Training

Classification Teacher

Workplace Location Far North Qld

Job ad reference QLD/FNQ370653/21

Closing date 03-Dec-2021

Total remuneration $74083 up to $106952

Salary Other Plus 12.75% Super

Job duration ASAP to 3 December 2021 - unless otherwise determined

Contact person Yolanda McLean

Contact details 4030 6333

We invite applications from suitably qualified and experienced Lower Primary Teachers for this temporary full-time position based on Yam Island. This role will suit an applicant who is 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. Early Years qualifications are preferred and permanency is available to the right applicant.

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 Yam Island Campus caters to the learning needs of around 60 students in Pre-Prep to Year Six. Our Indigenous students speak a number of traditional languages and this great gift is valued within the school and embedded into our curriculum offerings.

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 Yam Island
The Torres Strait Islands is an island archipelago off shore 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.

Yam Island, locally known as Iama or Turtle-Backed Island is located 100 kilometres north west of Thursday Island in the Central Island Cluster. Home to around 350 people, Yam is surrounded by crystal clear waters which yield abundant fish. The traditional language spoken across the island is Kalkalgal Ya, with Torres Strait Creole also being spoken by some locals.

Local amenities on Yam include an IBIS store, sporting facilities, library and Primary Health Care Centre. The community is built near the airstrip, and there is both a barge ramp and pier for small craft and passengers. Access to Yam Island is by air, with Skytrans providing regular passenger service from Horn Island most weekdays. Additionally, there is a regular barge service operated by Sea Swift 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**


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Job Closing Date

03 Dec, 2021