Eligible preservice teachers undertaking a professional experience placement during Semester 2 2023 could receive a one-off grant of up to $5,000 to assist with organising placement-related travel expenses1.
Why you should apply
The Beyond the Range Professional Experience Grant is a terrific opportunity for you to experience teaching, living and exploring the local community and surrounds, and to see if the
personal and professional benefits of teaching and living in a rural or remote community is the right fit for you.
Who the grant is for
The Beyond the Range Professional Experience Grant is for third or fourth year undergraduate and first or second year postgraduate Initial Teacher Education students (preservice teachers).
To be eligible for this grant, the (minimum consecutive) 15-day placement must be undertaken in a
Queensland state school2 that has a transfer rating of
TR4–TR72, is at least 2 hours travel (each way) from your current address to the state school and is within 1 of the priority locations:
How to apply
For placements in TR4–TR7 state schools, between 10 July to 8 December 2023, apply via the
Smart jobs website.
If your placement is in a
Queensland state school that has a transfer rating of TR2–TR3 within the locations listed above, you should check the eligible schools for the
Regional Professional Experience Grant.
Applications for the Semester 2 2023 grant will close 8 December 2023 or when the allocation for the semester is finished.
Applications will not progress unless a complete application is provided via the
Smart jobs website (create an account if needed). The application includes completing an online questionnaire and under the ‘upload files’ section, upload your current academic transcript, confirmation of enrolment, valid blue card, written confirmation of the placement, resume and completed placement reports.
Semester 1 2024
If you have a placement in a rural or remote
Queensland state school in Semester 1 2024 (22 January to 21 June), register your interest below and we'll alert you when applications open later in the year.
The grant offering, eligibility, particulars and conditions are subject to change at any time at the department’s discretion, however, it’s envisaged that the eligibility criteria for the Semester 2 2023 grant will continue for Semester 1 2024.