Where can I teach?

Queensland state school teachers work in many different types of schools and educational settings to support learners with a diverse range of ages, cultures, learning needs and interests.

State school sites include:

  • Kindergarten
  • Primary schools (Prep to Year 6)
  • Secondary schools (Year 7 to 12)
  • P10/12 schools (Prep to Year 10 or 12).

There are also a range of school sites in Queensland that offer specialist and innovative education programs. These include:

  • Special schools
  • Queensland Academies
  • Specialist schools, including 'centres of excellence schools', specialising in academic, creative or sporting endeavours
  • Schools of Distance Education
  • Centres of continuing secondary education
  • Outdoor and environmental education centres

Read more about the types of schools.

School locations

With over 1,230 state schools across Queensland, including almost 200 independent public schools, teachers have many opportunities to experience teaching in a diverse range of contexts, communities and locations.

More than half of Queensland's state schools are in regional, rural and remote communities, offering a unique and life changing way to start your teaching career.

Financial incentives for teachers in rural and remote schools rural and remote incentives are available in some locations.

Find out more about school locations.

As well as the state school system, teachers also have the opportunity to teach within non-state schools in the Catholic Education and Independent sectors.

Find out more studying teaching and start your teaching journey today.

Last updated 08 March 2017

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