Relocating to Queensland


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With its laid-back lifestyle and beautiful weather, Queensland is a desirable place to start or progress your teaching career. We don’t mind where you come from: down south, out west, across the ditch—we encourage you to consider teaching in our state schools.

We recruit for a variety of roles across all age groups and disciplines throughout the year. So if you’re up for a teaching adventure, you’ll find plenty of opportunities in Queensland.

Here’s what you can look forward to when you teach with us.

Why live and teach in Queensland?

What else is there to talk about than our plentiful lifestyle and career benefits? When you teach in Queensland, you get paid to live and work in some of the most beautiful and culturally diverse locations in Australia.

Queensland is renowned for golden Instagram spam-worthy beaches, lush rainforests and our friendly people. Our outback communities let you experience uniquely Australian landscapes, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and rural townships.

Some of the other benefits include:

  • low cost of living
  • world-class health and education systems
  • vibrant arts and culture
  • a range of sporting and recreation opportunities.

We love it here, and we think you will too.

It’s your move​​

We have state schools all over Queensland offering distinct benefits and experiences. Where will you go?

A location as beautiful and diverse as the students who call it home.
You’ll love the diverse climates with cooler temperatures, combined with the outback way of life.
All the benefits of big city living with access to rural experiences at your back door.
Find a range of teaching experiences in unique and spectacular locations.
Find some of Queensland's most beautiful islands, captivating coastlines and natural hinterland areas.
With a sub-tropical climate, you’ll enjoy an average of 300 days of sunshine every year.
Fall in love with the beaches, waterways, rainforest-covered mountains, sprawling farmlands and dynamic urban precincts.

What you need to know about teaching in Queensland

Pay and benefits

If you decide to come and teach with us, in addition to your starting salary and dependant on location, you may be eligible for paid relocation for you and your family, permanent employment, financial benefits to teach in a rural or remote location and subsidised accommodation. You’ll also have access to professional development opportunities and salary packaging.

Check out our pay and benefits information.

Recognition of prior service

When you relocate to Queensland, you are eligible to have a salary assessment to recognise qualifications, knowledge and experience you’ve gained outside of the Queensland state school system. You’ll need to provide your prior service details for recognition of this service within a month of commencement.

Teacher registration

If you want to work as a teacher in Queensland, it is a legal requirement that you are registered with the Queensland College of Teachers. If you are already registered as a teacher in another Australian state or territory, or other country, you may be able to apply for registration under mutual recognition arrangements. Questions about your eligibility should be directed to the QCT. Find out more about teacher registration in Queensland.

Working with us

If you’re considering teaching in our beautiful state, you’re probably wondering what the schools are like. As the state’s largest employer of teachers, we can offer you exciting career opportunities in a variety of school contexts. Learn about Queensland’s state school system, the school year and our school culture.

The application for employment process

If you’re eligible to teach in Queensland, your first step is to submit an application for employment on our website. You can apply for teacher employment with us at any time throughout the year. Step by step guide for interstate and international teachers to gain employment in Queensland.

Ready to apply?

If the thought of working with us looks as sweet as fresh gelato on a Queensland summer's day, we encourage you to apply now. Check out our eligibility requirements to make sure you’re eligible to teach with us and submit an application to get the ball rolling.

Connect with us

If you’re interested in teaching in Queensland but aren’t quite ready to apply, connecting with us is a great place to start. Follow us on social media and subscribe to our monthly newsletter or contact us directly.


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Last updated 02 March 2023