Townsville tropics to the iconic Isa
Sunny North Queensland is a diverse geographic region, offering a range of teaching experiences in unique and spectacular locations – from the Whitsundays, up the coast to Townsville, west through to Mount Isa and up to the Gulf of Carpentaria. The region is home to welcoming communities, a laid-back culture, rich history and ancient landscapes waiting to be explored. From holiday spam-worthy beaches to the rusted dirt of Queensland’s outback... there's something for everyone in North Queensland!
North Queensland schools at a glance
The North Queensland region currently has:
- 34,351 students*
- 3,323 teachers**
- 81 Primary schools***
- 15 Secondary schools***
- 8 P-10/12 schools***
- 3 Special schools***
- 2 Schools of Distance Education***
- 1 Environmental Education Centres***
- 1 Education and Training Centre***.
* As at August 2021.
** As at December 2021.
*** As at February 2022.
Teaching and living in the region
North Queenslanders enjoy a warm and sunny climate all year round, with humidity along the coastline and dry heat further inland.
When you start your adventure in the North Queensland region, you'll be exposed to a range of diverse teaching experiences in unique and spectacular locations. You'll find opportunities to
teach in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and we will support you with professional development (like language pedagogy and cross-cultural awareness) to help you engage students in learning.
When you apply to teach with us, you will be asked to nominate where in the North Queensland region you would like to teach: Townsville and surrounds or Mt Isa and surrounds. View these 2 geographic pages below.
Teaching in rural and remote North Queensland communities
There are many personal, professional and financial benefits you’ll discover when you teach in a rural or remote community. Not only is there a high demand for teachers in these communities, but there are also opportunities for professional development and career development.
If you accept a permanent or long-term temporary role in a location that requires you to move, we may help you with this, including reimbursement of some expenses.
In addition to your salary, you may also be eligible for additional financial benefits and in some locations, we offer subsidised rent.
Find out more on the
rural and remote benefits page.