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Durrie Station spans 6,600 km2 and is situated on the banks of the Diamantina River in the Channel Country of south west Queensland.

Durrie operates primarily as a growing out depot for cattle from the company’s Northern properties. Approximately one third of the property is covered by flood out channels which produce excellent feed in season. We have a crew of around seven plus the managers and family which cultivates a real family environment where everybody is included in the running of the station.

Team members attend numerous social events throughout the year including the famous Birdsville Cup, although for many the highlight is the famous Betoota Pub with its annual gymkhana, cricket and race days. There is a large permanent waterhole close to the homestead providing for fishing and swimming in the afternoon and days off.

Job Type:

Casual Position


On Application


Hiring Now


Until Position Filled

Job Description:

  • A family of five located at a cattle station in the Channel Country in southwest Queensland are seeking a Home Tutor for remainder of the 2023 school year.

  • The Home Tutor will be required to provide educational support and supervision of three boys in Prep, Year 3 & Year 5 who are completing their schooling through Mt Isa School of the Air (MISOTA). 

  • This is an opportunity for a fun and engaging educator to become part of station life alongside three active, outgoing children.

  • The cattle station is run by Hancock Agriculture, a world-class agribusiness incorporating S. Kidman & Co Pty Ltd and Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd Services. Hancock Agriculture has a long history in Agriculture. With over 20 properties across Australia, spanning six million hectares, it is one of the country’s largest producers of beef with a herd of over 230,000.

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

This is a school focused role and working days are Monday to Friday during school terms, 7.30am to 5.00pm, this includes preparation time before and after school.

You will support the education of 3 students through School of the Air. Activities include:

  • Managing the day-to-day running of the schoolroom

  • Preparing resources and planning activities in advance

  • Identifying and acting on learning opportunities inside and outside the schoolroom walls

  • Maintaining regular contact with class teachers

  • Working with management in the schoolroom at times

  • Attending online supervisor/Home Tutor support sessions

  • Creating a fun and supportive learning environment

  • Returning work on time and liaising with school teachers and parents regarding the children’s progress and achievements

Job Requirements:

  • Previous experience in a similar role

  • Sound literacy, numeracy and writing skills

  • Good working knowledge of computers and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; movie apps etc

  • Good planning and organisational skills

  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to children

  • A genuine commitment to stay until the end of the school year

  • Current QLD (can be obtained after if successful in position)

  • Senior First Aid certificate (can be obtained at station soon after arrival)

  • Current manual driver’s licence and own vehicle

Job Benefits:

  • The family are experienced with Home Tutors

  • Supportive family who recognise the challenges of living remotely.

  • Great saving opportunity with a competitive daily rate (negotiable based on experience).

  • Active, outdoorsy children

  • Flexibility to pursue own areas of interest (e.g. baking, cooking, animal care)

  • Option to bring your own horse (negotiable)

  • Air-conditioned house (the house is divided in half between schoolroom and house)

  • Quality home-cooked meals

  • Friendly, supportive team and community environment


How to apply

  • apply online via S Kidman website; or

  • email quoting SKW-DS- HT-2023. Please include your current resume with referees and a cover letter.


Please note: You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for positions with Hancock Agriculture or S. Kidman & Co.

REF 20230110

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