Offers are restricted to one grant per applicant per semester.
Grant payments will be offered on a rolling basis once the assessment process has been completed for each application. Offers will be for Semester 1 in 2017 and cannot be deferred or used in any semester other than the one for which the grant was offered.
Offers will be conditional until confirmation of professional experience placement in an eligible school is provided. Applicants will have one week from the conditional offer of a grant to indicate their acceptance of the offer.
Payment of the grant will be made as a lump sum and is generally paid two to three weeks before departure, provided all required documentation has been submitted. The funds can be used at the recipient's discretion; however, they are intended to be used to assist with expenses related to the placement, such as travel, accommodation and living expenses.
Recipients who withdraw from their studies or their professional experience after payment of the grant may be required to repay some or all of the grant.
Grant recipients are encouraged to seek independent financial advice regarding taxation matters and self-education expenses. Information about taxation of scholarships and grants is available from the
Australian Taxation Office.
Successful recipients are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. School principals should be consulted regarding budget accommodation options in the vicinity of their school.
Additional support or financial assistance may also be available from other sources including the applicant's higher education institution or the Isolated Children's Parents' Association (ICPA). Schools may be able to connect recipients with Local Accommodation Committees (LAC) to assist with enquiries regarding affordable accommodation options.