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) in Semester 1, 2019 (Term 1 and 2) and/or Semester 2, 2019 (Term 3 and 4) 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
  • have displayed a high level of academic achievement.

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 in Semester 1 and/or 2, submit your application on the SmartJobs website:

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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 2862.

Last updated 15 May 2019

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