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South East region

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The South East region begins at the Redlands Coast and extends through Logan City to the Gold Coast and its hinterland, and west across the Scenic Rim and down to the New South Wales border. This is one of the fastest growing regions in the country, with development sprouting several unique local communities.

South East schools at a glance

South East region currently has:

  • 124 primary schools
  • 36 secondary schools (from 2020)
  • 3 P-12 schools
  • 6 special schools
  • 8,832 teachers
  • 120,762 students

The region is considered a desirable location for teachers and their families because it offers a full range of experiences and opportunities, while still located a stone's throw away from Brisbane city.

You can search our schools directory map for a list of the schools located in this region and their contact details.

Teaching and living in the region

Whether you love the beach and waterways, rainforest-covered mountains, sprawling farmlands or dynamic urban precincts, the South East region has the perfect spot for you to work and live.

With Gold Coast city's population predicted to hit 1.1 million by 2050, you can expect to see increased development, and professional and lifestyle options across the region for some time.

Professional development

There are a number of professional development programs that you have access to when you teach with us.

Priority opportunities

The South East region has some high-profile school infrastructure projects underway that will increase employment opportunities for teachers. New high schools at Coomera on the Gold Coast and at Yarrabilba in Logan, open in 2020.

Population growth across the South East region is increasing the demand for teachers in established schools as well. School locations in Logan’s south west suburbs and northern parts of the Gold Coast are regularly employing additional teachers.

We're also seeking primary and high school teachers for semi-rural communities dotted around the South East region's Scenic Rim, which provide lifestyle opportunities of a different pace. All our school communities are within an easy commute to the Gold Coast, Logan, Brisbane, or Ipswich city centres.

Things to do

The South East region entices you to explore a little further from its major centres of Logan and the Gold Coast, where you'll discover hidden gems like the Scenic Rim's pristine border ranges, fertile farmlands, wineries and outdoor recreation trails. This is not forgetting the Redlands' relaxed bayside villages and islands, either!

Here are 10 ways to explore the South East region in your downtime:

  1. Island hop from the mainland to the four Southern Moreton Bay Islands.
  2. Explore 160km of bushwalking trails in the Gondwana rainforests.
  3. Relax at the best Gold Coast beaches with family and friends.
  4. Go on a wild ride at some of Australia's best theme parks.
  5. Stroll over Springbrook National Park's natural bridge.
  6. Learn about Yugambeh language and culture.
  7. Catch a game or major event at a premier sports venue.
  8. Experience a true change of pace in beautiful hinterland villages.
  9. Bike down the winding dirt tracks of Daisy Hill State Forest.
  10. Shop until you drop any day of the week at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

Apply to teach in South East region

If you'd like to teach in a Queensland state school, you’ll first need to submit an application for teacher employment. You can apply at any time.

To learn more about working in any part of the South East region, contact our South East team at Recruitment.Southeast@qed.qld.gov.au.

Apply now
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Last updated 11 September 2019