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Beyond the Range - Professional Experience Grants

Applications for the Beyond the Range - Professional Experience Grants are now closed.

The information below is a guide only. It relates to the 2016 program which is now closed.

The Beyond the Range - Professional Experience Grants support high-achieving preservice teachers to undertake a professional experience in a rural or remote Queensland state school.

Grants of up to $2,000 are available to enable preservice teachers to broaden their skills, professional teaching experience and employment opportunities in eligible rural or remote Queensland locations.

Visit Teach Rural for more information about teaching in rural and remote school communities.

Why undertake a rural or remote professional experience placement?

Completing a professional experience placement in a rural or remote state school is a great opportunity to appreciate these diverse communities, challenge perceptions of what it is like to live and work in a rural or remote location and make informed choices about future employment options.

Teachers in rural and remote locations generally have:

Undertaking a professional experience placement in a rural or remote location gives successful grant recipients the opportunity to:

Grant support

Grant recipients receive:

All state schools are assigned an Education Queensland Zone - metropolitan, provincial city, rural or remote. These cash grants are only available to those state schools zoned "rural" or "remote" as follows:

Use the Schools Directory Map to search for individual schools, sort schools by transfer rating, or to view our region and zone boundaries.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship applicants must:

All interested preservice teachers who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply.

Applications from preservice teachers undertaking a placement in a home school setting supported by a Distance Education program will also be considered.

Grant payments

Offers of grants will be made once the selection process has been completed. Offers will be conditional until confirmation of professional experience placement in an eligible school is provided.

Grant offers cannot be deferred or used in any semester other than the one for which the grant was offered.

Lump sum grant payments will generally be paid two weeks prior to departure, provided all required documentation has been submitted to the department no less than six weeks prior to the placement. Grant funds can be used at the recipient's discretion, however, they are intended to be used to assist with expenses related to the placement, such as travel, accommodation and living expenses.

Scholarship and grant recipients are encouraged to seek independent financial advice regarding taxation matters and self-education expenses. Information about the taxation on scholarships and grants is available from the Australian Tax Office website.

Recipients who withdraw from their studies or their professional experience after payment of the grant may be required to repay some or all of the funds.

Beyond the Range schools

Eligible Beyond the Range schools are located in any of the four outer regions within Queensland but must have an Education Queensland Zone of "rural" or "remote".

Additional support

Additional support or financial assistance may be available from other sources including the applicant's higher education institution or the Isolated Children's Parents' Association (ICPA). Schools may be able to connect recipients with Local Accommodation Committees (LAC) to assist with inquiries regarding affordable accommodation options.

Application process and supporting documents

Applicants will be assessed against the following criteria:

Applicants made a conditional offer of a grant will need to submit additional information to accept the offer.

Enquiries and further information

Enquiries may be directed to or by telephone on (07) 3055 2853.

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