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Regional, Rural and Remote Generalist and STEM Graduate Teacher Scholarship

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Start your teaching career with permanent employment and a one-off payment to assist you with study and employment expenses like paying a HECS debt, association or union fees, or teaching resources.

Who the scholarship is for

We are offering up to 40 generalist graduate teaching scholarships and up to 32 STEM graduate teaching scholarships to final year preservice teachers who are willing to teach in a regional, rural or remote Queensland state school.

Specifically, you must:

  • expect to complete an undergraduate or postgraduate initial teacher education program at an Australian higher education institution in 2021 and have a teaching specialisation in:
    • any teaching area (general scholarship candidates); or
    • science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM scholarship candidates)
  • be willing to commit to commence teaching in a Queensland state school in a priority region in semester 1 2022
  • have completed (mid-year graduates) or provide evidence (end-of-year graduates) of working through the department's application for teacher employment requirements
  • have obtained (mid-year graduates) or provide evidence (end-of-year graduates) of applying for teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers
  • be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia.

Priority regions include Central Queensland, Darling Downs-South West, Far North Queensland or North Queensland​.

Why you should apply

If successful, you could receive:

  • a one-off financial payment of up to $15,000 (*before tax)
  • an offer of **permanent employment in a priority region, including Central Queensland, Darling Downs-South West, Far North Queensland or North Queensland.

* Please contact the ATO and Centrelink (if applicable) for any implications this payment may have on current and future earnings/taxable income/benefits received.

** Those who already have an offer of employment can apply.​

To apply

Read the detailed information on the fact sheet (PDF, 190KB) (including the selection process and terms and conditions), gather all the supporting documents as outlined in the application documentation checklist (PDF, 191KB)​​ and apply online via the Smart Jobs website by 24 October 2021.

Apply now

Further information

If you have any questions about this scholarship, please contact the Scholarships and Grants team, Human Resources Branch​​ by email scholarships@qed.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3055 2969.

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Last updated 07 October 2021