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Teacher - Primary, Special Education and District Relief Teacher (DRT) (multiple positions) 2021 and 2022 - The Burdekin Region

Multiple Locations - The Burdekin

Teach Queensland Calling all primary teachers! Are you ready for something different? We are currently looking for flexible and enthusiastic Primary, Special Education and District Relief Teachers (DRT) for various primary schools in The Burdekin commencing throughout 2021 and to begin 2022. If you are ready to start your next (or first) teaching adventure in sunny North Queensland, apply now!

Job details

Position status Permanent,Temporary
Position type Full-time,Part-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Townsville region
Job ad reference QLD/NQR374086/21
Closing date 21-Oct-2021
Job duration Commence; as soon as possible and 20 January 2022
Contact person NQR Recruitment, Human Resources
Contact details Ph: (07) 4758 3357 | Em:
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Famous for being the sugar capital of Australia, The Burdekin district is located about one hour drive south of Townsville. Nestled in the delta of the mighty Burdekin River, its two popular townships—Ayr and Home Hill—are linked by the iconic Burdekin Bridge. The region produces the biggest sugar cane crops in the country, together with a diverse selection of vegetables and tropical fruits.

Along the coast you will find Alva Beach, a popular launching spot for dive boats heading out to explore the S.S Yongala shipwreck. This shipwreck has been ranked as one of the top 10 wreck dives in the world because of its abundant mega-marine life and corals. The Burdekin region is also a popular spot for fishing, well-known for it's barramundi, mudcrabs, other estuary species and off-coast reef fishing.

Current opportunities:


East Ayr State School - DRT commencing as soon as possible until 10/12/21

Kalamia State School - Genral Primary commencing as soon as possible until 10/12/21 (part-time 0.4)


East Ayr State School - SEP commencing 20/01/2022 (part-time 0.6)

Art commencing 20/01/2022

Osborne State School - General Primary commencing 20/01/2022 (part-time 0.4)

Home Hill State School - DRT until 09/12/2022

Brandon State School - DRT until 09/12/2022

Clare State School and Millaroo State School - General Primary (full-time position across both schools)

The DRT role will provide the local schools with consistent access to replacement teachers throughout 2021 and beyond. The successful applicants will have the best of both worlds - the opportunity to experience a range of schools for daily and short term relief, while also having the stability and security of guaranteed full-time employment! DRTs are also provided the same entitlements as classroom teachers, including leave entitlements, non-contact time and access to professional development.

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How to apply:

Simply click the Green 'Apply online' button below, enter your personal details and as per the School's request, applicants are required to submit:

  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact details for 2 referees (One of whom is your current or most recent supervisor. If you have previously held a teaching role it is expected that your referees hold a supervisory/leadership role within the school)
  • Pre-service teachers are advised to include any completed practicum reports, mentor/referee statements, and unofficial academic transcript for current course of study.

**Applicants are encouraged to commence and submit their application as early as possible as the Department of Education reserves the right to reduce the application period and/or remove the job advertisement  early should a suitable applicant be found.**

Further information

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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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