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Early Childhood Mentoring Beginner Teacher Program

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Purpose

To assist schools to support Early Childhood Teachers (ECTs) to progress from provisional teacher registration to full registration.

Duration of program

This is an ongoing program, reviewed annually.

Eligibility 

State schools and early childhood services are eligible.

Allocation of funds

Funding to operationalise the Early Childhood Mentoring Beginner Teacher Program in the professional learning hub sites in Rockhampton and Silkstone.

Funds allocated for:

  • Early Childhood Lead Mentor to operationalise mentoring program
  • operational costs (travel, administration, etc.)

Applications for mentor teachers for the program are sourced from Early Childhood and Community Engagement services with registered teachers who have been approved as mentors by the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT).

Applications will also be sought for experienced early childhood professionals who are not registered teachers but are seeking to be a mentor for pre-service teachers.

Payment details

PaymentDuring month ofProportion of allocation paid
​AnnualMarch
100%

Data requirements

Data itemData sourceDue date
Teacher relief scheme (TRS) rateFinance BranchJanuary
Teacher wages (Head of Department)Human Resources BranchSeptember

Recoupment policy

Funds are paid on the basis that participants are enrolled to be in the program. Recoupment may be sought if all participants and mentor teachers exit the program.

If the program ceases, any unspent funds may be recouped from the school.

How to apply

Schools do not need to apply for this funding; however provisionally registered ECTs will be required to apply to participate in this program through the program management team—Quality and Workforce; Strategy, Innovation and Programs; Early Childhood and Community Engagement.

Contact

Director
Quality and Workforce
Strategy, Innovation and Programs
Early Childhood and Community Engagement
Telephone: (07) 3328 6647

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Last updated 04 March 2020