Eligible preservice teachers undertaking a professional experience placement during semester 1, 2023 could receive a one-off grant of up to $3,400 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 TR2 or TR3 and is located within one of our priority regions:
This 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 TR2 or TR3 state schools, between 23 January to 23 June 2023, apply online via the
Smart jobs website.
Applications for the grants will close 2 June 2023 or when the allocation for the semester is depleted.
If your placement is in a
Queensland state school that has a
transfer rating of TR4–TR7 (PDF, 1.4MB) within the priority regions listed above, you should apply for the
Beyond the Range Professional Experience Grant2.
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 regional
Queensland state school in semester 2, 2023 (10 July to 8 December), register your interest below and we will 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.
Detailed information (PDF, 235KB) about this grant, including the eligibility criteria, tips on how to apply, eligible schools (including maps), a checklist of the
documents to provide (PDF, 720KB) with your online application and information about the grant offers and associated conditions of payment, is available on the
Smart jobs website.
1Please keep placement-related receipts and seek financial advice regarding potential personal or tax implications if needed.
2Schools in the Toowoomba region are not eligible for the grant. Check the
DSR eligible schools map (PDF, 2.3MB) located under documents on the
Smart Jobs website for eligible schools, which are highlighted in blue.
If you would like to talk to us about the Regional Professional Experience Grant, contact the Scholarships and Grants team, Employment Initiatives and Pathways, People Branch (HR), by email at
email@example.com or phone (07) 3055 2969.