If you are a current preservice teacher undertaking a professional experience placement during semester 2, 2022, you could receive a one-off grant of up to $3,400 to assist with organising your travel, accommodation and living expenses.
Placements must be for a minimum period of 3 weeks (15 days), and undertaken in a
Queensland state school that has a transfer rating of TR2 or TR3, 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.
Detailed information about this grant including: the eligibility criteria, regional maps (with the eligible state schools), and a checklist of the documents to provide with your online application is available on the
Smart Jobs website.
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 are eligible to apply for the
Beyond the Range Professional Experience Grant.
How to apply
For placements in TR2 or TR3 state schools, between 11 July to 9 December 2022, apply online via the
Smart Jobs website.
Applications for the semester 2, 2022 grants will close 9 December 2022.
Semester 1, 2023
If you are planning to undertake a professional experience placement in a regional, rural or remote state school in semester 1, 2023 (23 January to 23 June 2023), you can 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 semester 2, 2022 will continue for semester 1, 2023.
If you would like to talk to us about the Regional Professional Experience Grant, contact the Scholarships and Grants team, Human Resources Branch, by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (07) 3055 2969.