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 $1,500 are available to enable preservice teachers to broaden their skills, professional teaching experience and employment opportunities in eligible rural or remote Queensland locations.
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Grant recipients receive:
a cash payment of up to $1,500 to assist with travel, accommodation, and other related expenses
access to the Learning Place and Curriculum to the Classroom (C2C) resources
information and additional support to help prepare for professional experience
access to relevant departmental school, local community and regional networks.
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship applicants must:
be undertaking the 3rd or 4th year of an undergraduate initial teacher education program or a Graduate Diploma in Education (or equivalent) at a Queensland higher education institution
intend to undertake a professional experience placement in a rural or remote Queensland state school (that is at least 200 kilometres from your primary residence) during the semester for which the grant is offered
be high achieving in their current academic studies
have displayed a high level of effective classroom practice in previous professional experience placements
hold a Blue Card from the Commission for Children, Young People and Child Guardian or can provide proof of recently making application
have not previously received a Beyond the Range - Professional Experience Grant
be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia.