About the Remote Teaching Service
The Remote Teaching Service is dedicated to recruiting brilliant teachers who are passionate about contributing to building bright futures for students in our very remote Indigenous schools.
The service provides high quality support and financial incentives to teachers working in our 82 very remote Indigenous schools. These schools are located in Indigenous communities and can be up to 700km from the nearest town. Each community varies in terms of the facilities available and access to health, education, social, financial, emergency, communication and professional support services.
Why teach in a remote school?
Teaching in a very remote Indigenous school is a commitment. It is not for everyone. It is hard work and the conditions can be tough.
You may find it personally and professionally demanding yet it can be immensely rewarding too. Every day can bring a fresh challenge, calling for a wide range of skills. To succeed you will need to be innovative, resilient, a good communicator and passionate about teaching. Working with your colleagues, students, their families and the wider community, you will put all of your teaching skills to the test. You will also learn many things along the way.
Remote teaching allows you to deliver flexible and innovative education programs that will build bright futures through education. You will encounter teaching situations that will not only challenge your skills but inspire you to strive for better teaching practices and ways to make education a positive experience for everyone.
In return we will provide you with a unique teaching and life experience and support you with everything from settling in through to specific professional development.
We offer attractive benefits to teachers working in very remote communities, including:
- additional allowances and an incentive to reward 12 months of continuous, remote employment
- free housing, additional airfares and special study leave
- one-on-one professional support and advice from a network of expert educators.
Have you got what it takes?
To be a remote teacher in the Northern Territory you need to have:
- commitment, passion and drive to make a difference
- life skills and strong work ethics to allow you to thrive in an isolated and challenging remote Indigenous community
- quality teaching skills and flexibility to adapt to your environment
- demonstrated ability to shape your teaching programs to the needs of Indigenous students in remote communities.
If you think you have what it takes then apply here.