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Teaching opportunities in remote Central Australia

The Northern Territory Government is looking for talented and committed qualified teachers who are seeking a rewarding challenge in a unique environment.

As a teacher in a remote Indigenous community of Central Australia, you will have the opportunity to develop your career through a unique desert teaching experience like no other. You will support young Territorians to reach their potential and help build brighter futures.

Teachers are required for schools in Indigenous communities which may cater early childhood, primary and secondary students (depending on the school/location).

Umbakumba

Region: Arnhem
Full-time teachers: 7
Full-time assistant teachers: 2
Enrolments: 99
Average student attendance: 53
School years: Early to Senior
Indigenous students: 100%
Distance to main town: 650km east of Darwin. On Groote Eylandt, 50km off Arnhem Land Coast. Access by air.
Community population: 450

Umbakumba School is located in the community of Umbakumba on Groote Eylandt, 650km east of Darwin and 50km off the Arnhem Land coast in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The population of the community is approximately 450 and the main language spoken is Anindilyakwa. The traditional owners of Groote Eylandt are the Warnindilyakwa people, but are referred to by their language name Anindilyakwa. Access to the island is via daily regular passenger air transport; there is an all weather airstrip at Angurugu, 50km from Umbakumba via a dirt road and 4WD is essential. The island contains a number of rivers and streams which may make travel throughout the island difficult and access can be difficult during the wet season. Charter flights can be arranged to Umbakumba; it has a dirt airstrip that can accommodate twin-engine light aircraft.

Umbakumba School is part of the Arnhem Group School and provides education to students from early years to senior years.

Umbakumba has been identified as a site under the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Service Delivery, as well as a Territory Growth Town under the NT Government's A Working Future initiative.

Teach remote NT Carly Doyle
Teach remote NT Carly Doyle
Carly Doyle Charlie Maillis
Carly Doyle Charlie Maillis
Clare Schoeller Julie-Anne Spina
Clare Schoeller Julie-Anne Spina
Leah Jones Matt Gale
Leah Jones Matt Gale
Ryan Campbell Sharelle Furner
Ryan Campbell Sharelle Furner
Shontelle Dougherty Leah Jones
Shontelle Dougherty Leah Jones

Visit the Department of Education Directory for Northern Territory school contacts and locations.