If you're an eligible preservice 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.
The grant will provide 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.
You could be eligible for up to two placements (including internship) in Semester 1, 2019 and receive up to $5,000 for each placement to assist with travel, accommodation and other placement related expenses.
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:
display a high level of academic achievementprovide evidence of a current Queensland Working with Children Check
Blue Card or provide evidence of making a recent application.
- at least
90 minutes travel each way from your primary residence while at university
high priority region including Central Queensland, Darling Downs-South West, Far North Queensland and North Queensland
Placements and/or internships undertaken within a high priority region in a state school with a transfer rating of 3-7 will receive priority.
If you have been granted a
Permission to Teach (PDF, 59KB) you are not eligible to apply for this grant.
How to apply
Complete an application through Smart Jobs.
Candidates who will complete a placement and/or internship in Semester 2, 2019 can subscribe to be notified when applications open.
Specific enquiries for the grant may be directed to the Scholarships and Grants team, Human Resources Branch by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (07) 3055 2969.