Eligible preservice teachers undertaking a professional experience placement during semester 1, 2023, you could receive a one-off grant of up to $5,000 to assist with organising placement-related travel expenses1.
The minimum consecutive 15-day placement must be undertaken in a
Queensland state school that is at least 2 hours travel (each way) from your home to the state school, has a
transfer rating of 4–7 (PDF, 1.4MB)2 and is located within one of our priority regions:
The grant is a great 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 regional community is the right fit for you.
How to apply
For placements in TR4–TR7 state schools, between 23 January to 23 June 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 priority regions listed above, you should apply for the Regional Professional Experience Grant.
Applications for the semester 1, 2023 grant will close 2 June 2023 or when the allocation for the semester is depleted.
Applications will not progress unless a complete application is provided via the Smart jobs website, which includes written confirmation of the placement.
Semester 2, 2023
If you have a placement in a rural or remote state school in semester 2, 2023 (10 July to 8 December), register your interest below and we'll alert you when applications open later in the year.
The grant offering, eligibility criteria and particulars may be subject to change at any time at the department’s discretion, however, it’s envisaged that the eligibility criteria for the semester 1, 2023 grant will continue for semester 2, 2023.