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About Education

Exceptional employment outcomes

Independently rated five stars for full-time employment^, JCU Education produces skilled, highly-sought after graduates.

Work worldwide

Teach in Australia and around the globe. JCU students gain the skills and knowledge necessary to take their careers overseas.

Unique placement opportunities

Be equipped with the skills to make an impact. Study and work in rural and remote communities, capital cities and experience overseas placements.

Graduate with confidence

JCU Education emphasises holistic thinking producing graduates who value social and environmental sustainability goals and are equipped to teach future generations.

Quality JCU Education graduates
Teachers and principals from high schools in Townsville talk about the quality of graduates from JCU's Education programs.


Teaching is one of the most satisfying and rewarding careers. James Cook University (JCU) offers world-class teacher education programs and exciting opportunities for ongoing professional learning.

Our staff and programs are committed to preparing graduates to teach in the tropics and beyond, with a focus on Rural and Remote, Sustainability and Indigenous Education.

Education at JCU offers world-class teacher education and has forged dynamic partnerships with schools throughout North and Far North Queensland.

Whether you are a school leaver or are looking to change your career, at JCU there is a pathway to becoming a teacher.

Meet our Education graduates

Daniel Spero, secondary school teacher

Secondary school teacher Daniel Spero

“It’s really good that there are people in JCU that are from the education industry, they’re from different cultural backgrounds, they’re from different disciplines, and they can give you a wide range of opinions and information which can help you in your studies and in your teaching career.”