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EOI - Teacher - Rapid Response Team (RRT) - short term opportunities in regional schools


Are you interested in an opportunity to travel and experience new communities? Expressions of interest are sought for teachers to join the Teacher Rapid Response Team. This is an exciting opportunity for teachers to explore rural, remote and regional areas of our state, support colleagues and students in these communities and gain valuable teaching experience in a different school setting. We are seeking enthusiastic, flexible and adventurous teachers to join the team. There is high demand in a range of teaching areas including secondary subjects such as mathematics, science, english, humanities and technologies). If you are ready for a new teaching adventure, then express your interest now!

Job details

Position status Permanent,Temporary,Contract
Position type Flexible-flex,Flexible-full-time,Flexible-part-time,Full-time,Part-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Cairns region,Central West Qld,Darling Downs - Maranoa,Far North Qld,Mackay region,North West Qld,Rockhampton region,South West Qld,Toowoomba region,Townsville region,Wide Bay
Job ad reference QLD/CO410516/22
Closing date 21-Jun-2024
Job duration
Contact person Teacher Mobility Team
Contact details (07) 3055 2903 or
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Expressions of interest are sought from existing permanent or temporary teachers currently located in North Coast, Metropolitan and South East Regions to be part of the Teacher Rapid Response Team (RRT).

The Teacher Rapid Response Team is a talent pool of existing Department of Education teachers that can be deployed at short notice to help fill critical vacancies across Far North Queensland, North Queensland, Central Queensland and Darling Downs South West Region. This provides teachers with the opportunity to temporarily relocate to undertake a short-term placement for a minimum of 4 weeks up to a semester.

Permanent teachers undertaking RRT placements are guaranteed to return to their base school at the end of the short-term placement and temporary teachers may have the opportunity to secure permanency.

Please note: The submission of an application to this pool does not guarantee a placement. Applications will be reviewed and considered throughout the year when a critical vacancy arises. Applicants are requested to withdraw their application in the situation where they are no longer available or interested in pursuing Rapid Response Team employment opportunities from this continuous applicant pool.

Teachers undertaking a placement through the Rapid Response team are supported by a range of incentives, which include:

  • Accommodation in a serviced apartment (or similar) with full kitchen facilities, funded by the department OR in a departmental residence with the rent and electricity to be covered.
  • Payment of a “living allowance” equivalent to $142 per day, to assist with general living costs.
  • Payment of Locality Allowance in accordance with the Queensland Government Locality Allowances Directive (PDF, 424KB) .
  • Access to up to two return trips (either kilometric allowance or flights) to their original departure location, when relocating for one term or longer.
  • Kilometric allowance for driving personal vehicle from home to commence at the temporary school and on return at end of appointment.
  • Enroute accommodation and meals if driving personal vehicle from home to commence at the temporary school, and on return at the end of the appointment.

The department encourages all Rapid Response Team participants to seek external professional financial advice on whether a Reportable Fringe Benefit Allowance (RFBA) will impact you personally.

It is highly recommended that Permanent state school teachers discuss participating in the Rapid Response Team with their Principal prior to submitting an application, as they will require their Principals approval to be released.

Please note that this initiative is in addition to the ongoing teacher transfer process.

Applicants for these positions must possess:

  • a relevant teaching qualification. click here for further information on teaching qualifications
  • registration as a teacher in Queensland. For more information regarding registration requirements, please click here
  • 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

How to apply:

  • click the Green 'Apply online' button below
  • enter your personal details
  • attach your current CV including contact details of two professional referees (one of whom is your current supervisor)
  • respond to the online questionnaire (this will open automatically after you have updated your details and attachments)

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Applicants are to apply online. Applications may be used to fill other similar vacancies and will remain current for up to 12 months. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.


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