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Beyond the Range Professional Experience Grant - Semester 2, 2022


Scholarships and Grants, Organisational Development, Human Resources Branch, Department of Education

The Beyond the Range Professional Experience Grant will provide eligible preservice teachers with a one-off grant (up to $5,000) in Semester 2, 2022 to complete a professional experience placement (minimum 15 consecutive days) in an eligible Queensland state school.

Job details

Position status Contract
Position type Flexible
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Teacher
Workplace Location Cairns region,Central West Qld,Darling Downs - Maranoa,Far North Qld,Mackay region,North West Qld,Rockhampton region,South West Qld,Toowoomba region,Townsville region,Wide Bay
Job ad reference QLD/CO421109/22
Closing date 09-Dec-2022
Job duration
Contact person Colleen Meakins
Contact details 07 3055 2969 and Scholarships@qed.qld.gov.au
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About the Grant

The Beyond the Range Professional Experience Grant provides financial support for preservice teachers to teach, live, and explore the local community and surrounds while completing a professional experience placement (minimum 15 consecutive days) in an eligible Queensland state school during Semester 2, 2022.

It's a great opportunity to see if the personal and professional benefits of teaching and living in a rural or remote community is the right fit for you.

Recipients will receive a one-off grant to assist with organising placement related travel, accommodation and living expenses (Please seek financial advice regarding potential personal or tax implications).

  • $3,375 for a 15-day placement
  • $4,500 for a 20-day placement
  • $4,700 for placements between 25-35 days
  • $5,000 for placements 40 or more days

The grant is based on the number of days of the placement regardless of the transfer rating of the school.

Eligibility for the grant

To be eligible for a grant, you must:

  • be currently enrolled at an Australian Higher Education Institution (HEI) in your 3rd or 4th year of an undergraduate initial teacher education (ITE) program or 1st or 2nd year of a postgraduate ITE program
  • hold a Queensland Working with Children Blue Card with currency during the placement
  • undertake a professional experience placement (minimum 15 consecutive days) in a Queensland state school that has a transfer rating of TR4-TR7 and is located:
    • at least 120 minutes travel each way from your current residence;
    • within a priority region including Central Queensland, Darling Downs-South West, Far North or North Queensland.

A list of eligible state schools and transfer ratings is provided in the attached Choose your teaching adventure booklet (PDF) (North Coast Region schools are not eligible). You can also view the eligible schools (highlighted in green) in the regional maps (refer to documents).

Step 1 - Organise your Placement

  1. Research eligible placement locations in Central Queensland, Darling Downs-South West, Far North or North Queensland (refer to documents)
  2. Check the Choose your teaching adventure booklet (PDF) to ensure the state school for your placement is listed
  3. Check that your placement is at least 120 minutes travel each way from your current residence using the RACQ trip planner
  4. Liaise with your professional experience placement officer at your HEI to organise your placement

Step 2 - Apply for the Grant

  1. When your placement is confirmed in writing (i.e. Sonia Online or InPlace) apply for the grant by clicking the green ‘apply online' button below
  2. Once logged into the Smart Jobs account (an account may need to be created):
    • upload the ‘upload resume' section, upload the documentation requested in the checklist (refer to documents)
    • respond to all the questions on the online questionnaire (the questionnaire pops up after you enter your personal details)

Incomplete applications or applications submitted less than 6 weeks may result in delayed payment or payment while you are on placement.

A condition of payment is to advise the department immediately of any changes to your placement. Changes may affect the grant amount paid or to be repaid.

It's envisaged that the grant will be offered again in 2023. Please visit the Teach Queensland Website or subscribe to the newsletter to stay up to date. 

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Conditions are subject to change at the discretion of the department. It’s envisaged that the criteria for this grant will continue for semester 1, 2023. Please visit the Teach Queensland Website or subscribe to the newsletter to stay up to date.

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Last updated
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