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Beyond the Range Professional Experience Grant

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Our Beyond the Range Professional Experience Grant supports you to experience living and teaching in a priority community across Central Queensland, Darling Downs-South West, Far North, or North Queensland regions.

Why you should apply

You could receive up to $5,000 per professional experience placement (including internships) during Semester 1 and/or Semester 2 each year to assist you with travel, accommodation and other placement-related expenses. You may only receive a maximum of two grants per semester.

Who the grant is for

To apply for a grant, you must:

  • be currently enrolled in your second, third or fourth year of an undergraduate initial teacher education (ITE) program or your first or second year of a postgraduate ITE program at an Australian university or tertiary institution, and 
  • 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 and
    2. within a priority community in our Central Queensland, Darling Downs-South West, Far North Queensland or North Queensland region and
  • provide evidence of a current Queensland Working with Children Check Blue Card.

Placements and/or internships in a state school located in a priority community with a transfer rating of between 3 and 7 will get priority.

How to apply

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.

Apply now


How to apply – Semester 1, 2020

If you have a rural/remote placement coming up in Semester 1 2020, register your interest and we’ll alert you when applications open in October 2019.

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Enquiries

If you’d like talk to us further about our Beyond the Range Professional Experience Grant, contact the Scholarships and Grants team by email at scholarships@qed.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3055 2969.

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Why teach rural?

Jessica kicked off her teaching career with a Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarship and a Beyond the Range Professional Experience Grant. Now she's a primary teacher at Greenbank State School.

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Last updated 05 September 2019