Find your place to make a difference!

Plans or no plans (yet) for an 
international adventure?

Let’s be upfront – Australia has a national teacher shortage and Catholic Education Cairns wants you!

Why not live and teach in a world-renowned tourist destination in the most beautiful part of the world?
Once you’ve experienced our incredible natural attractions, balmy weather, work-life balance, and our world-class, welcoming and supportive schools, you’ll want to stay!

Whether you're in the Catholic Education system already or looking to join us…

Whether you're Catholic or not…

We’d like to hear from you!

Apply for Primary and Secondary teaching positions on our Current Positions page, or create a Job Alert

Find your place to make a difference!

Every student is entitled to a world-class education, and we want the best people working with us to make it happen.


Life in Paradise

Our schools are nestled amongst ancient rainforests, pristine waterfalls, crystal-clear lakes and the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. And you can forget spending hours in the car or on a packed train. The hustle and bustle of the capital cities does not compare to our laidback commute.

Be inspired by our video: 'Living, teaching, and leading in Far North Queensland with Catholic Education Cairns'.

Discover more about our beautiful region from our Love the Lifestyle and Relocating to FNQ pages on our website!


Why Catholic Education Cairns?

We value our staff and believe every employee plays a vital role in shaping the future generation. We prioritise wellbeing and career progression, and our schools promote high standards of behaviour and respect. For more info visit:

Why work with us?

Who Are We?

The Catholic school system

Hear From Our Staff

Working in the Catholic Education Cairns community offers many personal and professional benefits. Listen to some of our staff explain why they love their roles by visiting ‘Stories’ under the ‘Explore’ tab. 

We also offer:

  • Attractive salaries

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Paid parental leave

  • Salary packaging

  • Work-life balance and unique opportunities

Principal & Teachers at St Josephs Cairns

Additional Information

Learn more below and visit other pages on this website.

Salaries, Incentives & Conditions

Types of Employment

Specialist Subject Areas

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