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Specialist teaching areas

The department offers employment opportunities for specialist teaching areas such as languages and instrumental music throughout Queensland.

Applicants for specialist teaching areas may be required to undertake a proficiency assessment to confirm their eligibility for employment in these areas.


The Queensland Government's commitment to ensure all state school students in years 6, 7 and 8 have access to mandatory language studies produces a high demand for language teachers - particularly in rural, remote and regional schools.

To be eligible to be employed as a language teacher in a Queensland state school, applicants are required to undertake a languages proficiency assessment in addition to the application for teacher employment process.

Qualities of a language teacher

Language teachers in state schools:

Languages taught in state schools

View the list of state schools offering languages.

For further information about employment opportunities for language teachers please email

Instrumental Music

Instrumental music teachers generally work across clusters of schools, including secondary and primary schools.

Teachers are expected to have appropriate teaching qualifications in their instrumental area.

Read more about the Instrumental Music Program External Link, including responsibilities and curriculum guide.

Applicants seeking employment as classroom music and instrumental teachers are required to undertaken the application for teacher employment process and participate in the instrumental music proficiency processes Adobe PDF document.

Applicants for instrumental music teaching positions are required to undertake an additional proficiency assessment Adobe PDF document to confirm their eligibility for employment in as an Instrumental Music Teacher.

Panels for these specialist assessments comprise panellists with specific expertise instrumental music.

Please note that instrumental music proficiency assessments will be conducted in response to identified instrumental music workforce demands.

Enquiries regarding the instrumental music assessment process should be directed to the Instrumental Music coordinator at your nearest regional office.

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