Essential Mathematics and Junior Science Teacher - Kuranda District State College

$64,934 - $97,741 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Cairns QLD, Australia
  • 27 Aug, 2021
Full time - Permanent Teaching - Secondary

Job Description

PACK YOUR BAGS…THE RAINFOREST IS CALLING YOU! Kuranda District State College looks forward to welcoming a hard-working and skilled Mathematics and Science teacher to the team in semester two for this PERMANENT full-time position. To be successful in this role you must have the ability to deliver the Essential Mathematics Syllabus.

Position status Permanent
Position Type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNQ375407/21
Closing date 10-Dec-2021
Yearly salary $64934 - $97741
Job duration Commencing as soon as possible
Contact person Adrian Hooper
Contact details 40855333
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We invite applications from suitably qualified and experienced Mathematics and Science teachers for this permanent full time position. You'll be responsible for the delivery of the Essential Mathematics syllabus to students in their senior years as well as teaching Junior Science to our Year 7 to 10 students. Our preferred applicant will be dynamic, enthusiastic and innovative in their approach to delivering the curriculum, and have the ability to work collaboratively with our dedicated and professional teaching team.

Welcome to Kuranda District State College
Our college caters for approximately 420 students from Prep to Year 12 and is the perfect size to enable our teachers and students to form trusting and supportive relationships and partnerships.

We are committed to ensuring every student at our school leaves the college with full time employment, an ATAR gaining university entrance or a pathway to further training in TAFE. In order to achieve this commitment we are proud to be able to offer students a range of subjects enabling them to pursue careers in their chosen field.

Explore our website to learn more about Kuranda District State College

What's in it for you?

  • A highly attractive remuneration package, generous superannuation, salary sacrificing options and leave loading
  • Relocation assistance
  • A broad range of professional development opportunities

Living in Kuranda
Just 25km northwest of Cairns is Kuranda our “Village in the Rainforest”. Surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest and adjacent to the Baron Gorge National Park, Kuranda is a well-known tourist destination and has been since the early 1900's. Here you can find a treasure at the Heritage Markets, enjoy local musicians while you dine along the main street, or take a hike though rainforest.
You can get your wildlife fix at Birdworld, the Australian Venom Zoo, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary or Koala Gardens.

The Village in the Rainforest concept was promoted from the 1970s in a bid to boost tourism as well as attract those seeking a bohemian enclave in which to reside. Today just over 3000 people call Kuranda home.

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**


Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and other Sciences, Mathematics

School Type


Job Closing Date

10 Dec, 2021