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Current vacancies and demand areas

The department needs high achieving and skilled professionals who are dedicated, enthusiastic, flexible and team-orientated to teach in state schools across Queensland.

The specific workforce demands of each school vary each year in response to changing student enrolments and across geographic locations. All offers of employment are vacancy driven and aim to match school needs with the expertise of teacher applicants.

Applicants can enhance their employability by broadening their location preferences and specialising in high priority specialist areas.

Workforce priorities

Each year, a significant number of teachers are appointed to state schools across Queensland, however the department currently has a considerable demand for teachers in the following workforce priority areas.

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.

Junior Secondary (Years 7 to 9)

Up to 1,300 additional teachers will be required in Queensland state secondary schools when Year 7 joins Junior Secondary in 2015.

To help meet this demand for additional teachers, the department is encouraging existing, preservice, and aspiring teachers to consider employment in Junior Secondary settings.

Find out more, or register your interest to teach in Junior Secondary.

Specialist teaching areas

The department has a considerable current and future demand for teachers in the following specialist teaching areas :.

In most rural and remote locations there is also a demand for the following specialist teaching areas:

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

Current vacancies

Offers of employment as a teacher in a Queensland state school 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.

Queensland currently has a significant number of qualified primary and early childhood teachers seeking employment each year. The majority of permanent vacancies for primary and early childhood teachers are in rural, remote or regional locations.

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.

In instances where there is a difficulty identifying an appropriate applicant for a specific temporary or permanent vacancy, the regional human resources team may advertise the position on the SmartJobs website.

In exceptional circumstances vacancies may also be advertised in local and interstate newspapers and on the Seek website External Link.

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This page was last reviewed on 20 Jan 2014

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