Future Teachers Project



To assist state schools with the coordination of the Future Teachers initiatives within their school.

The Future Teachers Project is a suite of interrelated initiatives focused on promoting and fostering an interest in teaching as a career. The project supports students to participate in a range of activities designed to showcase the work of the teacher in schools (the club) and to provide students with an opportunity to fast track their teaching career (the program).

Initiatives under the Future Teachers Project include:

  • Future Teachers Club: extra/co-curricular program that enables students to explore teaching as a career option
  • Future Teachers Program: a structured program partnered with state schools and higher education institutions that enables students to undertake initial teacher education (ITE) courses
  • Future Teachers Bursary: financial assistance in the form of a one-off bursary provided to secondary students who enrol in an approved course towards an ITE program.

Duration of program

2019–2021 (to be reviewed after the 3-year project trial)


State P–10/12 and state high schools with eligible students are invited to submit an EOI for inclusion to the Future Teachers Club and Future Teachers Program (applications for the Future Teachers Bursary is a rolling application for individual students).

Allocation of funds

Funding provided to schools is based on the following methodologies:

  • Program/club payment: participating schools will receive appropriate support and resources to assist in the establishment and effective delivery of the program or club within the school. Delivery costs may include enrolment, study, travel and resources for program delivery.
  • Bursary payment: participating students will receive a $200 study assistance payment to cover costs such as textbooks, stationery and campus visits. Where required, students who must pay tuition for the tertiary education study courses will also receive payment to cover these costs. Bursary payments are made to the school that the student is enrolled in and will be distributed to the student once received by the school.

Payment details

PaymentDuring month ofProportion of allocation paid
Program/club paymentPayments are made to align with the commencement of the program/club in schoolsBased on confirmed student participation in the program/club
Bursary paymentJanuary to NovemberBased on claims received

Data requirements

Payments to participating schools are calculated based on the information identified in the school’s application to participate and final details confirmed before payment is made. Applications are submitted online by the school.

Recoupment policy

Funds for this program are paid based on student participation in the program or club.

Recoupment may be sought where all identified students enrolled in the program/club exit the school.

Recoupment of funds may also be sought should the school fail to adhere to the terms and conditions of the program or club.

How to apply

State schools are invited to apply through an expression of interest process to participate in the Future Teachers Program and Future Teachers Club. Criteria to assist in the prioritisation of schools is applied and students participation numbers confirmed by the successful school. School participation in the Future Teachers Program and Future Teachers Club must be endorsed by their regional director. Participation is voluntary and schools can apply each semester.

The Future Teachers Bursary was launched in December 2018 for senior secondary students completing approved ITE courses while still in secondary school. Applicants are required to submit their application to the project team and demonstrate proof of enrolment in an approved higher education institution program. Applications for the bursary will operate on a rolling applications cycle throughout 2021.

Further information

Further information can be found on the Teach Queensland website about the Future Teachers Bursary and the Future Teachers initiatives.


The Future Teachers team
Attraction Unit, Human Resources
Telephone: (07) 3035 2265

Last updated 22 December 2020