To provide TRS payments to urban state schools who support a teacher participating in the Rural and Remote Teacher Experience Program.
The Rural and Remote Teacher Experience Program gives current urban state school teachers the opportunity to live and work in a rural or remote community for a week. The program showcases the benefits of teaching in a rural or remote location, whilst promoting career opportunities.
Duration of program
2017/18 to 2020/21
State schools with teachers undertaking a rural and remote teacher experience.
Allocation of funds
Funding is provided to urban state schools who have teachers undertaking an experience, based on the Teacher Relief Scheme (TRS) rate multiplied by the number of days the participant is absent from their urban school.
|Payment will occur in the month following the urban teacher’s participation in the program||Ongoing||
100% of number of days absent from their urban school|
Participating teacher school location||Successful applicants||Ongoing|
Payments may be recouped back from schools if the program participant withdraws or has to return to their base school, thereby not completing the full experience.
How to apply
Schools do not need to apply for this funding. Entitlements are automatically paid to eligible schools.
For further information, please refer to the
rural and remote education.
Director, Rural and Remote
State Schools—Rural, Remote and International
Telephone: (07) 3055 2941