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
- North Queensland regions.
Why you should apply
You could receive up to $5,000 per professional experience placement and/or internship during Semester 2, 2020 to assist you with placement and/or internship-related expenses including travel and accommodation.
You may only receive a maximum of 2 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
- be planning to undertake a placement and/or internship on a
Queensland Government state school campus that is located:
provide evidence of a current Queensland Working with Children Check
Blue Card. This card must be current for the entire duration of the placement and/or internship.
- at least
90 minutes travel each way from your primary residence while at university
- within a
priority community in our Central Queensland, Darling Downs–South West, Far North Queensland or North Queensland region
Placements and/or internships in a Queensland state school, located in a priority community with a transfer rating of between 3 and 7, will get priority.
How to apply
For placements and/or internships between 13 July and 11 December 2020
Step 1: Gather the supporting documents that you need to submit with your application.
Tertiary enrolment/resultsYour 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, 2020 (if not noted on the academic transcript).
Queensland Working with Children Check Blue
CardA scanned copy of your blue card—it must show your full name and the expiry date. The card must be current for the entire duration of your placement and/or internship.
Proof of placement and/or internship
Written evidence of your placement and/or internship at a Queensland state school. It must show your full name, the host school, start-and-end dates, and the number of consecutive workdays of the placement and/or internship. Printouts from Sonia or Inplace (available on your university student portal) or written confirmation from the university placement office, Department of Education regional staffing officer, or the host school in which the placement and/or internship will occur, is acceptable evidence.
Step 2: Submit your application on the
Smart Jobs website.
Applications for Semester 2, 2020 will close on 11 December 2020.
Semester 1, 2021
If you have a placement and/or internship in Semester 1, 2021 (1 February and 1 April 2021), register your interest and we'll alert you when applications open.