The Early Childhood Teacher Scholarship for Advanced Diploma Holders is no longer being offered.
From 1 January 2014, all long day care and kindergarten services will be required to employ a four year qualified early childhood teacher to provide leadership in the delivery of the kindergarten program.
The Office for Early Childhood Education and Care is providing an opportunity to employees in long day care and kindergarten services who hold Advanced Diploma qualifications, to apply for an Early Childhood Teacher Scholarship for Advanced Diploma holders.
Eligible employees with an Advanced Diploma qualification are able to upgrade their qualifications at university so they can teach an approved kindergarten program.
Scholarship recipients were provided with a range of support directly related to their studies including:
Skills and knowledge gained through the study program will benefit the employee as well as the centre in which they are currently employed.
Employers are encouraged to support their employees who are successful in gaining a scholarship, including releasing the recipient to complete compulsory professional experience placements.
Employers are able to seek reimbursement of up to 50 per cent of the scholarship recipient's usual gross salary which has been paid by the employer during the period that the recipient participates in the approved professional experience. For further information refer to the Fact Sheet for 50% Salary Contribution for Employer's 51k.
To be eligible for an Early Childhood Teacher Scholarship for Advanced Diploma holders, applicants must have met all of the following criteria:
Scholarship applicants must also be willing to make a commitment to completing the required study program while maintaining employment in a licensed long day care or kindergarten service. Please refer to the Scholarship Guidelines 2012 240k for more information about the scholarship terms and conditions.
Priority was given to applications received from ARIA 3-5 (outer regional, rural and remote) locations or centres with a SEIFA rating (socio-economic index) of 1-5.
Individuals who currently hold a 4 year preservice teacher education qualification may be eligible for teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT). Please visit the QCT website for a list of Approved Queensland Preservice Teacher Education Programs for purposes of teacher registration in Queensland.
Individuals who currently hold teacher registration in other Australian states or territories or New Zealand may be eligible for Queensland teacher registration through the mutual recognition process . Further information is available from the Queensland College of Teachers .
Further information about the Early Childhood Teacher Scholarship for Advanced Diploma holders, including eligibility criteria and the application process, are accessible from the links provided on this web page.
This page was last reviewed on 21 Jan 2013
Scholarship guide for GU 70k (for intake semester 2, 2011)