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Support and opportunities

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

USQ 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 2021 Grants OPEN!

The Department of Education’s Beyond the Range Professional Experience Grant (grant/program) for Semester 2, 2021 is now open on the Smart Jobs website.

The program has been modified to prioritise support for preservice teachers that are willing to engage with rural and remote state schools with a transfer rating of 4 - 7. This new focus aligns with other financial assistance programs that reward and recognise the contribution of teachers who work in these communities.

There are some changes for the Semester 2, 2021 grants including:

  • applications will close on 17 December 2021 or until the allocation for the semester has been met;
  • eligible preservice teachers may receive one grant up to $5000 (dependant on the length of the professional experience placement);
  • preservice teachers must undertake their placement in a Queensland state school with a transfer rating of 4-7 in the regions of Central Queensland, Darling Downs-South West, Far North or North Queensland (applications may be prioritised by transfer rating with a rating of 7 being the most remote location);
  • the placement must be undertaken at least 120 minutes/2 hours (each way) from the preservice teacher’s primary residence (while at university) to the host school;
  • applications will be processed in the order in which they are received and will not be considered unless a complete application is provided which includes evidence of the confirmed placement.

More information is available on the Smart Jobs website noted above.

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.