Support and opportunities

Support for aspiring or preservice 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 - professional experience grants

Beyond the Range professional experience grants support high achieving preservice educators to undertake a professional experience placement in a rural and remote Queensland state school. 

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.