Secondary Teacher in Biology - Northern Peninsula Area State College

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

Job Description

ADVENTURE AND ACCOMMODATION INCLUDED! Northern Peninsula Area State College are seeking a Secondary Biology Teacher for their Bamaga Campus. This is a temporary, full time role for the remainder of the 2021 school year.

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/373607
Closing date 10-Dec-2021
Yearly salary $63350 - $95356
Job duration Until 10 December 2021 unless otherwise determined
Contact person Leanne Fox
Contact details 0740904333

Northern Peninsula Area State College looks forward to welcoming a dynamic and energetic teacher with the skills to deliver the Secondary Biology syllabus to students on our Secondary campus. Our preferred applicant will be adventurous by nature with a passion and drive for delivering quality outcomes for all students.

Welcome to Northern Peninsula Area State College
We are a remote Indigenous community college catering to the education needs of approximately 640 students from the five communities of Bamaga, Injinoo, Umagico, New Mapoon and Seisia, as well as the neighbouring islands in the Torres Strait including Saibai and Badu. Our college has three campuses each with strong links to the Torres Strait; Bamaga Junior and Injinoo for our Pre-Prep to Year Six students, and Bamaga Senior for our Year Seven to Twelve students as well as mature aged learners wishing to undertake a career change. Our students speak a number of traditional languages and for many English is their second or even third language.

Explore our website to learn more about Northern Peninsula Area State College.

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 (Single share) is available
  • A broad range of professional development opportunities

Living in Bamaga
Considered the gateway to the Torres Strait, the Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) region is a narrow peninsula bordered by the Coral Sea in the east, the Arafura Sea and Gulf of Carpentaria to the west and the Torres Strait to the north. The NPA region is made up of five indigenous communities; Injinoo, Umagico, Bamaga, New Mapoon and Seisa; each with its own history, languages and traditions strongly influenced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. NPA is a popular destination for the adventure seeker and keen fishing folk and is well known for its great camping and 4WD experiences. A trip to Pajinka, the most northerly point of the Australian mainland, is definitely a must do while you are here!

Bamaga, located on the Jardine River 850km north-west of Cairns by road, is the unofficial capital of the NPA region. Today Bamaga is home to approximately 1050 people of whom more that 80% identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage. The main language spoken in Bamaga is Torres Strait Creole, although Kala Kawa Ya and English are also spoken.

Access to Bamaga is by road or air, with Regional Express providing a regular passenger service, all year round. A 4WD is definitely recommended if you are driving yourself, or plan on getting acquainted with the local area on weekends and holidays. Local amenities in Bamaga include hospital and community health services, sporting facilities, airport, IBIS store, grocery stores and tourist accommodation.

Please note NPA 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 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.


Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and other Sciences

School Type


Job Closing Date

10 Dec, 2021