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2021 Rural and Remote Professional Learning Grant - Master of Education


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Financial assistance is available to support eligible Queensland state school teachers and school leaders who are studying a Master of Education degree (or similar) in Semester 1 and/or Semester 2, 2021.

Job details

Position status Contract
Position type Flexible
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification Stream 2 /GO2, Stream 2 /HO1, Stream 2 /HO2, Stream 2 /SGO3,...
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/CO365865/21
Closing date 17-Dec-2021
Job duration
Contact person Jacinta Toohey
Contact details 07 3055 2991 or scholarships@qed.qld.gov.au
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The Department of Education is offering the Rural and Remote Professional Learning Grant - Master of Education (grant) in recognition of the contribution of Queensland state school teachers and school leaders working in our most remote communities.

Grant benefits

Reimbursement of course fees (up to $10,000 per year) to those who are/will study a Master of Education degree (or similar) via online delivery/external mode at an Australian higher education institution (HEI) in Semester 1 and/or Semester 2 in 2021.

Eligibility for the grant

To be eligible for this grant, you must:

  • be currently employed as a teacher or school leader in a Queensland state school (transfer rating 4 to 7) that is located within a rural or remote community in the Central Queensland, Darling Downs-South West, North Coast (select schools), Far North or North Queensland region. A list of eligible schools can be accessed in the Choose your teaching adventure booklet
  • hold full or provisional teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers and have at least two years' teaching experience
  • be studying a Master of Education degree (or similar) via online delivery/external mode at a HEI in Semester 1 and/or Semester 2 in 2021.

How to apply

You can apply for the grant at any time by logging into your SmartJobs account (green ‘apply now' button below) and:

  • respond to an online questionnaire; and
  • upload evidence of enrolment in the degree from the HEI.

You will receive an email within 3 weeks of submission of the online application advising your eligibilty. If eligible, you'll be provided with a conditional offer and reimbursement will be provided to you upon receipt of the requested documentation as per the timeframes for processing reimbursement/s (below).

Selection Process

Applications will be prioritised by school context (i.e. Identified Indigenous communities operating under Government reforms) followed by the remoteness of location (transfer rating 7-4).

Payment of the grant

To obtain reimbursement, when available, please upload the following documentation in line with the timelines for processing reimbursement/s (below):

  • an official receipt from the HEI which shows the unit code/s and the amount paid for each unit/s; or a HECs/Fee Help statement (from MyGov Account) which shows the unit code/s and the amount owing for each unit/s
  • an unofficial academic transcript from the HEI (student portal) showing a minimum ‘pass' grade for the unit/s in which reimbursement is sought.

Reimbursement of the course fees for study between Semester 1 and/or Semester 2, 2021 will be provided through the department's ProMaster system upon receipt of the documentation noted above.

Please note: This grant may be subject to Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) with possible reportable Fringe Benefit Amount (RFBA) reported on your payment summary. The grant may have implications on current and future earnings/taxable income and/or benefits received. It is strongly recommended you obtain independent financial advice if required. Information may be obtained from the ATO website at www.ato.gov.au

Timeframes for processing reimbursement/s

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Results are released in July. Reimbursement will occur between July to December 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Results are released in November. Reimbursement will occur between November 2021 and March 2022 (note: candidates must apply for the grant by 17 December 2021).

 

 

Further information

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

What’s not included in the grant: Teacher Relief Scheme (TRS); Study and Research Assistance (SARAS leave); travel and accommodation; internet access; student identification card; and course materials such as textbooks and printouts.

Documents

Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

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