Teacher - Early Childhood (Early Years Qualified) - Aurukun State School

$63,350 - $95 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Brisbane City QLD, Australia
  • 16/12/2020
Full time - Fixed Term Teaching

Job Description

Aurukun State School

Are you ready for your next adventure, looking to experience remote area living in a community rich in culture and tradition? We have a unique opportunity for an experienced and flexible early childhood qualified teacher to join a dedicated team based in Aurukun. Commencing in January 2021, this is a fantastic opportunity to expand your professional experience. Early Childhood qualifications are a requirement for this role.

Job details

Position status Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/QLD/FNQ359948/21
Closing date 14-Feb-2021
Yearly salary $63350 - $95356
Job duration Jan 2021- Dec 2021 - unless otherwise determined
Contact person Susette Birchley
Contact details 0740373838

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Early Childhood Qualified Teachers are invited to express their interest for this unique opportunity.

This is a temporary full time position for 2021, with the possibility of extension and is an excellent opportunity for those keen on experiencing remote teaching but not ready to commit to longer term.

Please carefully read the application requirements to ensure your application is considered.

What's in it for you?

  • A highly attractive remuneration package, generous superannuation, salary sacrificing options and leave loading
  • Remote Area Incentive Scheme (RAIS) incentives apply to this location
  • Relocation assistance and subsidised departmental accommodation is available
  • A broad range of professional development opportunities

Living in Aurukun

Aurukun is a very remote Indigenous community located 11 hours by road from Cairns, on the North West coast of the Cape York Peninsula. Home to around 1300 people, this community is the traditional homeland of the Wik, Wik Waya and Kugu people. The predominant traditional language spoken in Aurukun is Wik Mungkan; this is the first language of most Aurukun children. A region rich in traditional cultural practices.

When you have some down time, get out and explore the local area, go fishing or camping or take the 4WD out for a run - ask the locals for some tips. Travel to Aurukun is by road or air with Skytrans operating flights on weekdays. Local amenities include a health clinic, library, fuel station, store and take away food shop.

Please note Aurukun is an Alcohol Management Plan community

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. 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.


Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

  • Role description - Teacher - Early Childhood (Early Years Qualified) - Aurukun State School (Word, 210KB)
    Role Description


Early Learning and Child Care  

School Type

Childcare and Kindergarten