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Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarships 2022

Organisational Development Unit, Human Resources Branch

Are you of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and aspire to be a teacher in a Queensland state school?

Job details

Position status Contract
Position type Flexible
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City,Brisbane - North,Brisbane - South,Brisbane - East,Brisbane - West,Cairns region,Central West Qld,Darling Downs - Maranoa,Far North Qld,Gold Coast,Ipswich region,Logan - Beaudesert,Mackay region,Moreton Bay - North,Moreton Bay - South,North West Qld,Rockhampton region,South West Qld,Sunshine Coast,Toowoomba region,Townsville region,Wide Bay
Job ad reference QLD/CO387486/21
Closing date 10-Dec-2021
Job duration
Contact person Scholarships and Grants Team
Contact details 07 3055 2991 or
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Scholarship Details

  • Financial assistance with four scholarship categories, valued up to $20,000 (before tax) being offered in 2022
  • Opportunity to secure permanent employment as a teacher in a Queensland state school after graduation
  • Access to departmental resources, information and support to prepare for your professional experience placement
  • Access to departmental, school, local community and regional networks

About You

You must be:

  • of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent
  • a high-achieving individual already studying or intending to study (degree level) an undergraduate or postgraduate initial teacher education qualification on a full-time basis in 2022
  • committed to teaching in a Queensland state school upon graduation for a minimum service period (based on the duration of the scholarship supported “study period”).

Why apply?

The Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarship will provide financial assistance towards study and other expenses during your study period. The Department of Education Queensland will guarantee permanent teacher employment upon completion of study, provided you meet all application requirements for teacher employment with the department.

How to apply

  • Review the Fact Sheet and Guidelines (below)
  • Gather all your supporting documents (as listed in the Documentation Checklist below)
  • Click the green ‘apply online' button (below) - you may need to create an account
  • When logged into your Smart Jobs account, complete the online questionnaire including responses to supporting questions and upload ALL the supporting documentation
  • Submit your application by 10 December 2021.

Given the guarantee of employment upon completion of study, the Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarships are deemed by the Australian Taxation Office to be “taxable income”. It is recommended that applicants seek independent financial advice as to the impact the scholarship may have on their personal financial circumstances including taxable income and any other benefits received.


Further information

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