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Share your passion in a high demand teaching area

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​High demand teaching areas include secondary science, mathematics, technologies, English and special education. If you are an experienced professional, tradesperson or someone with passion for these fields, your knowledge could help shape future generations. The Queensland Government is also offering financial support, a paid internship and a permanent teaching position in a Queensland state school for eligible career changers.​

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Science teachers help students to become critical and creative thinkers by understanding the world around them through well-developed science inquiry skills. Science teachers are needed for subjects, including:

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • physics.
English teachers help students to learn about themselves, each other and the world by engaging with literature, ranging from personal preferences for literature to the way in which texts reflect the context of culture and situation in which they are created. They support students to create different types of texts that convey experiences and have the power to shape and change the world we live in.
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Mathematics teachers help students become problem solvers in real world contexts from local businesses to global industries. Mathematics teachers are needed for subjects, including:

  • essential mathematics
  • general mathematics
  • mathematical methods
  • specialist mathematics.
Special education teachers facilitate the provision of quality educational experiences for students who have diverse learning needs in a safe, supportive and caring environment.
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Technologies teachers help students to become innovators and create their preferred futures through digital and designed solutions. Technologies teachers are needed for high demand subjects, including:

  • industrial technology and design
  • digital solutions.
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Find out more about learning areas in years 7–10 and senior subjects.

Turn to Teaching Internship Program

The Turn to Teaching Internship Program includes financial support, a paid internship and a permanent teaching position in a Queensland state school for eligible career changers in high demand fields and those who wish to teach in a rural or remote community. Apply via the Turn to Teaching Internship Program page.

Find your teaching pathway

There are many flexible entry pathways into teaching, including postgraduate and undergraduate Initial Teacher Education courses. Complete this quiz for the steps to start your teaching journey.

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Harvey switched careers from joiner to technologies teacher, seeking more variety in the day-to-day.

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Julie took her engineering skills to the classroom to show students the power of mathematics and science.

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John is passionate about his role, creating a caring and supportive learning environment for students with diverse learning needs.

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Last updated 15 September 2021