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Step into Teaching Scholarships

Applications for the 2014 Step into Teaching Scholarships have now closed. Applications for 2015 are anticipated to open in Term 3, 2014.

The Step into Teaching Scholarships support high-achieving Science, Mathematics and Design and Technology graduates who would like to make a difference in the lives of young Queenslanders by becoming a state high school teacher.

The Step into Teaching Scholarships are offered to individuals who hold relevant tertiary qualifications and who are prepared to undertake a one-year Graduate Diploma in Education (or an equivalent approved initial teacher education program) in at least one of the following high-priority secondary curriculum areas:

After completion of the one-year, full-time study program, scholarship recipients who meet the teacher suitability requirements will secure permanent employment with the department. As beginning teachers, scholarship recipients will be appointed to a supportive school environment where they will have the opportunity to consolidate their skills and build a valuable experience base.

Recipients must:

Scholarship support

Scholarship recipients receive:


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship applicants must:

Application process

Eligible applicants are encouraged to read the Step into Teaching Scholarship guidelines Adobe PDF document.

Applicants will be required to provide a range of documentation including:

Short-listed applicants may be invited to submit additional information and if required, participate in a short interview.

Selection process

Scholarship applications will be assessed on the basis of information requested in the application form. Applications will be ranked and the most meritorious applicants selected. Scholarships are awarded in accordance with the available quota.

Applicants will be assessed with respect to the following criteria:

Enquiries and further information

Step into Teaching Scholarship fact sheet Adobe PDF document

Step into Teaching Scholarship guidelines Adobe PDF document

Step into Teaching Scholarship application form Adobe PDF document

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Enquiries may be directed to or by telephone on (07) 3055 2973.

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