Hopefully, you already have a good idea about
what teachers do and the important role they play in our community. But what are the unique benefits you can expect from your teaching career?
Great things about being a teacher
Here are a few reasons why you might consider becoming a teacher:
Make a positive impact
Help your students develop, learn and have a positive influence on future generations. Schools are at the heart of our communities, and all careers start with an education.
Be a role model
Teachers can proudly stand up and be seen as respected leaders in their community. Teachers come from diverse backgrounds and experiences to inspire and support young people.
Embrace a balanced lifestyle
The teacher lifestyle provides many perks, including flexibility to work close to where you live, guaranteed holidays, and time to spend with your own kids (if and when you have them!). There’s also support for
flexible work practices and varied
employment options including permanent, temporary and casual roles.
Have variety in your career
Teaching offers a diverse career, where the possibilities are endless. Whether you want to stay in the classroom or
progress into leadership roles, teach across Queensland and the world, continue to build on your skills, and add new subjects along the way – you’ll be able to find something that suits you.
Join the school community
Teachers are a familiar and valued member of the school community, which can sometimes feel more like an extended family!
Share your passion
Turn your passion or particular interest into a career by sharing it with others. You can teach a wide variety of subjects in science, health, arts, humanities, business, and many more. Your passion might even be considered a high demand teaching area.
Enjoy the rewards and financial incentives
Queensland graduate teachers have one of the highest starting salaries in Australia. There are
scholarships available while you study and financial incentives if you teach in high priority
rural and remote locations.
Learn more about
teacher pay and benefits.