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Support for aspiring or pre-service teachers

Teach Queensland offers a number of programs, scholarships and grants to help you begin your teaching journey and provide support for new and returning teachers. Here you can find useful information about Aspiring Teacher Grants, the Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarship and Teacher Education Centres of Excellence. 

UniSQ interest free loans are also available for educational costs incurred whilst on placement (e.g., travel, professional attire). To find out more information about the loans offered and eligibility criteria please visit Student financial loans or contact the Health and Wellness team by email: USQWellness@usq.edu.au or phone: 07 4631 2372. 

Beyond the Range – Semester 2 2022 Grants OPEN!

The Department of Education’s Beyond the Range Professional Experience Grant for Semester 2, 2022 is now open on the Smart Jobs website. Applications close on 9 December 2022 or until the allocation for the semester has been met.

The grant provides financial support for eligible preservice teachers to complete a (minimum consecutive) 4 week/20 day (or more) professional experience placement (placement) on an eligible Queensland Government state school campus in Semester 2, 2022 (11 July – 9 December 2022). Those who have previously received a grant are eligible to apply (one grant per semester).

Grant recipients will receive a one-off grant (between $4,500-$5,000 depending on the length of the placement) to assist with organising placement related travel, accommodation and living expenses.

Detailed information including the eligibility criteria, tips on how to apply, eligible schools (including maps), documentation checklist, and information about the grant offers and associated conditions, is available on the Smart Jobs website.

The grant offering, eligibility criteria and particulars may be subject to change each semester; however, it’s envisaged that the eligibility criteria for Semester 2, 2022 will continue for Semester 1, 2023. Preservice teachers are encouraged to keep this in mind when organising future placements.

Should you have any additional enquiries please contact, Colleen Meakins, Project Officer, Scholarships and Grants, Department of Education by email scholarships@qed.qld.gov.au.

Regional Professional Experience Grant – Semester 2 2022 Grants OPEN!

The Regional Professional Experience Grant (RPE grant) is in addition to the Beyond the Range Professional Experience Grant (for placements in transfer rated 4-7 state schools) and will provide a one-off grant (up to $3,400) to support eligible preservice teachers with organising placement-related travel, accommodation, and living expenses.

Preservice teachers must complete their placement (minimum 15 consecutive days) in a Queensland Government state school (with a transfer rating of 2-3) that is located within the Central Queensland, Darling Downs-South West, Far North or North Queensland regions and select schools in the North Coast region.

Regional maps with the eligible schools (that are highlighted blue) are available on the Smart Jobs website, as is the eligibility criteria and information on how to apply for the RPE grant.

Applications are now open and will close on 9 December 2022.

Should you have any additional enquiries please contact, Colleen Meakins, Project Officer, Scholarships and Grants, Department of Education by email scholarships@qed.qld.gov.au.

TECe: Applications Open Now for Teacher Employment in 2022/23

Enhance your final year of study with our TECe Edge program. We’ll set you up for success to have the best start to teaching!

This opportunity is for students graduating in 2022/23 interested in teaching in regional, rural, remote and high priority state schools across Queensland.

Early bird applications for our 2022 program are now open. Secure a position before our major application round next semester. To express your interest and request an application form, email your name, university, course and graduation year to tece@kelvingrovesc.eq.edu.au.

If you have any questions feel free to send us an email. Also, keep an eye out for us early next semester as we will be talking to all 3rd Year Bachelor of Education and 1st Year Master of Teaching students through a variety of forums.

Linda, Doug & Jess - Teacher Enhancement Centre (TECe), Kelvin Grove State College, tece@kelvingrovesc.eq.edu.au.

International placements 

Teach beyond the borders of Australian classrooms and expand your intercultural experience in an international environment by applying to complete one of your teaching placements in Indonesia. Eligible students may receive up to $3500 of funding towards this placement. For further information refer to the Indonesian Placement flyer (PDF 755 KB) or enquire now by contacting studyabroad@usq.edu.au or 07 4631 5543.

You can also choose to organise your own international placement. Any individually sourced placement proposals should be discussed with the Professional Experience office prior to the submission of the Professional Experience Placement Application form (Form A) (PDF 83KB).

The number of international professional experience placements is limited due to accreditation requirements. Applications for any school placement overseas will be considered on its merit and suitability to fulfil relevant course requirements.