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:
provide evidence of a current Queensland Working with Children Check
- at least
90 minutes travel each way from your primary residence while at university and
- within a priority community in our Central Queensland, Darling Downs-South West, Far North Queensland or North Queensland region and
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.
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.