Applications for the 2016 Beyond the Range - Professional Experience Grants are now closed.
Applications must be submitted online, preferably no later than six weeks prior to your rural/remote professional experience placement. Please note - the earlier applications are submitted the earlier we can advise if your application has been successful and arrange payment. Your exact placement dates and school name are not required at the time of application but will be required when accepting an offer.
The information below is a guide only. It relates to the 2016 program which is now closed.
Full criteria for the 2017 program will be available in January 2017.
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.
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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 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:
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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.
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.
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 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.
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 may be directed to email@example.com or by telephone on (07) 3055 2991.
This page was last reviewed on 25 Nov 2016