Beyond the Range - Professional Experience Grants

​​​​​If you're an eligible preser​vice teacher, currently enrolled in your second, third or fourth year of an undergraduate initial teacher education program (ITE) or your first or second year of a postgraduate ITE program at an Australian higher education institution, you can apply to receive financial benefits to support your professional experience placement and/or internship in a Queensland state school.

This grant provides you with an opportunity to engage with a supportive and diverse school community and experience living and working in a high priority region including Central Queensland, Darling Downs South West, Far North and North Queensland.

Grant benefits

You could be eligible for up to 2 placements (including internship) per semester and receive up to $5,000 for each placement to assist with travel, accommodation and other placement related expenses.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a grant you must:

  • be currently enrolled in your second, third or fourth year of an undergraduate ITE program or your first or second year of a postgraduate ITE program at an Australian higher education institution
  • be planning to undertake a placement in a Queensland state school that is located:
    1. at least 90 minutes travel each way from your primary residence while at university
    2. within a high priority region including Central Queensland, Darling Downs South West, Far North Queensland and North Queensland.
  • provide evidence of a current Queensland Working with Children Check ​ Blue Card.

If you undertake a placement or internship in a high priority region where the state school has a transfer rating of 3–7, your grant application will receive priority consideration.

If you have been granted a Permission to Teach (PDF, 59KB) you are not eligible to apply for this grant.

How to apply

To apply for a grant:

Step 1: Gather your supporting documents that must be submitted with your application.

  • Tertiary enrolment/results - Your most recent unofficial academic transcript which should include:
    • evidence of your GPA and results to-date
    • evidence of your enrolment in an ITE program in Semester 2, 2019 (if not listed on the academic transcript)
  • Queensland Working with Children Check Blue Card – A scanned copy of a current valid blue card that shows your full name and the expiry date on the card. The card must be valid during your placement or internship.
  • Proof of placement/s or internship - Written evidence that you are completing your professional experience placement or internship at a Queensland state school. It must show your full name and/or student number, the host school, start and end dates as well as the number of consecutive workdays/duration of the placement/s or internship. There are two ways you can provide this: a print out from Sonia or Inplace (located on your university student portal), or written confirmation from the field placement office or the school in which the placement will occur.
Step 2: Submit your application on the Smart Jobs website through the 'Apply Now' button below:

​​Applications for Semester 1, 2020 will open in early October 2019.

Register your interest to be notified when applications for the 2020 Beyond the Range Professional Experience Grants open.

Enquiries

If you have any questions about this grant, please contact the Scholarships and Grants team, Human Resources Branch by email at scholarships@qed.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3055 2969.

Last updated 15 August 2019

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