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Careers and Vacancies

The department offers a diverse range of positions both within its teaching and non-teaching workforce across Queensland.

At DETE, you will work for an organisation that values its people and promotes leadership and innovation. We respect professionalism, embrace diversity and a balance between work and life commitments.

You will be actively supported as an individual and will have access to a range of flexible work options, an employee assistance program and learning and development opportunities..

Teaching Workforce

Teaching in schools is a rewarding career, offering teachers the opportunity to combine intellectual challenge and creativity while helping students to become lifelong learners and valuable members of our community.

Why teach? Because teachers make a real difference.

The Make a Difference. Teach website provides information

Non-Teaching Workforce

Teachers are supported by and work collaboratively with a wide range of non-teaching professionals, teacher aides, school based administrative and grounds staff.

The non-teaching workforce consists of a variety of positions within the employment categories of base grade / ancillary positions and advertised promotional positions.

Base Grade / Ancillary Positions

Base grade and ancillary positions include Administrative Officers, Science Operations Officers, Agricultural Assistants, Schools Officers (Grounds and Facilities), Cleaners and Teachers Aides.

Some entry-level vacancies may be advertised on Smart Jobs and Careersand other internet job boards, or local newspapers. However, many appointments to entry level positions within the department are made through identified Recruitment Agencies under the Standing Offer Arrangement QP200 External Link.

Advertised Classified Positions

Advertised promotional vacancieswithin the non-teaching workforce are typically aligned to the employment categories of Administrative, Professional, Technical and Operational streams. Position types incorporated within these categories such as - Managers, Project Officers, Personnel/Human Resource Officers, Finance Officers, Education Officers and Business Service Managers within Schools. Information is also available on therapy roles within the department.

Teaching in Early Childhood

The Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia, offering a range of job and career progression opportunities for entry through to professional levels.

Join the ECEC sector and make a difference to the lives of our littlest learners with the gift of literacy, numeracy and social skills.

Workforce Diversity and Equity Program

Workforce Diversity and Equity Program - Employment strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, people with a disability and people from a non-English speaking background. Services, advice and information on diversity, employment equity, workplace bullying and harassment, unlawful discrimination, and work-life balance.

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This page was last reviewed on 11 Sep 2014

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