If you’re in Year 10, 11 or 12 and want to become a teacher, some Higher Education Institutions (often referred to as universities) offer programs that allow you to start studying units toward your teaching degree before you graduate high school.
A 'unit' or 'course' is the word universities use to describe something similar to your school subjects.
If you have been accepted into one of these programs, we can provide additional financial and peer support to get you started in your teaching career with our Future Teachers Bursary.
Why you should apply
You can finish your teaching degree faster, as you will have completed some of the required tertiary units while you’re still at school.
The cost of the units you study while at school will be covered. Generally, universities cover payment for the first unit you complete. If the cost isn’t already funded, we’ll cover the total cost of the tertiary unit.
You will also receive up to $200 to help cover study costs related to your program. This may include text books, stationery, photocopying and campus visits.
Who the bursary is for
To apply you must:
- be a secondary student completing Year 10, 11 or 12 at a Queensland state school in 2020, and
- be accepted into, and studying, eligible education units through one of the following approved programs
How to apply
- Talk to your parents/carer first and then apply to one of the approved university programs.
- Once accepted and selected your unit/s of study, talk to your school about applying for the Future Teachers Bursary.
- Your school will need to complete the
Future Teachers Bursary application form on your behalf.
They must provide:
- evidence that you have been accepted into a program and education unit/s
- evidence of payment of fees for education unit/s (if applicable)
- your parent's/carer's permission to apply for the bursary.
Applications for the Future Teacher Bursary are currently open.
Terms, conditions and other important information
You must have permission from your school principal (or delegate) and a parent/carer to apply.
You may only apply for one bursary payment per unit. If you are studying more than one unit in a semester, you will need to complete an additional bursary application.
Bursary payments will be made to the school, who will then reimburse funds to you, where relevant.
The payment is intended to be used to assist with study expenses related to the program only.
There are a limited number of Bursary places available.
If you withdraw from your program after receiving the payment, you may be required to repay the bursary.
If you have questions about any of the programs listed above (like start dates, campus attendance and study loads) you can contact the relevant university directly.
If you want to know more about our Future Teachers Bursary, email the Future Teachers team at FutureTeachers@qed.qld.gov.au.