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Current vacancies

The department is currently recruiting teachers for a range of year levels and subject areas in Queensland state schools.

There are opportunities available for an immediate start during 2016, as well as for the start of the 2017 school year.

Permanent and temporary teaching positions are advertised through different channels, including the Smart Jobs website.

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STEM teachers

A current and future demand has been identified for STEM teachers in Queensland state schools.

STEM subjects include:

Apply now via SmartJobs website

Other demand areas

High school:

Primary school:

To discuss specialist areas of demand in specific geographic areas, please contact the relevant regional human resource team.

Rural and remote locations

The majority of teacher vacancies each year are in rural or remote locations which provide teachers willing to work in these communities with more support, valuable experience and greater career advancement opportunities. Teachers in these locations can also access a range of additional benefits, including generous financial incentives, accelerated transfer points and in some locations subsidised accommodation.

When applying to teach in state schools, broadening your location preferences may increase your chances of gaining a permanent teaching position.

Find out more about opportunities to Teach Rural.

Offers of employment

Offers of employment are coordinated by regional human resources teams, in conjunction with schools, utilising the pool of teacher applicants. Find out more about the application for teacher employment process for state schools.

Temporary and casual teaching opportunities

The department considers temporary and casual teachers a vital component of its workforce and encourages teachers to consider this as an employment option. Offers of casual employment are coordinated by TRACER External Link and individual schools.

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This page was last reviewed on 07 Apr 2016 at 10:40AM

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