Beyond the Range Professional Experience Grant


​Eligible preservice teachers undertaking a professional experience placement during Semester 1 2024 could receive a grant of up to $5,000 to assist with organising placement-related travel expenses.

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 school that has a transfer rating of TR4–TR7, is at least 2 hours travel (each way) from your current home address to the state school and is within 1 of the priority locations:

A list of eligible state schools is provided in the choose your teaching adventure booklet. State schools that are located in the North Coast are eligible for the grant except Agnes Water, Lowmead and Wartburg.

How to apply

For placements in TR4–TR7 state schools, between 18 January to 21 June 2024, 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. Private and independent schools are excluded from the grant.

Applications for the Semester 1 2024 grant will close 7 June 2024 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, confirmation of the placement, resume and placement reports.

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Semester 2 2024

If you have a placement in a rural or remote Queensland state school in Semester 2 2024 (8 July to 13 December), register your interest below and we'll alert you when applications open later in the year.

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The grant offering, eligibility, particulars and conditions are provided at the department's discretion, however, it's envisaged that the eligibility criteria for the Semester 1 2024 grant will continue for Semester 2 2024.


Further information

Receipts for placement-related travel expenses (i.e. transport, accommodation, meals and incidentals) should be kept until the placement is completed. It's also recommended that financial advice be sought regarding potential implications to current and future income and/or benefits received.

Detailed information about this grant, including steps on how to apply, maps of eligible schools, a checklist of the documents to provide (PDF, 112KB) with your online application and information about the conditions for payment, is available in the fact sheet (PDF, 98KB).


If you would like to talk to us about the grant, contact the Scholarships and Grants team by email at or by phone (07) 3055 2969.


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Last updated 05 January 2024