The assistance and programs below may be available for schools and students in rural and remote locations.
State school operated residential boarding facilities support students studying away from home. Rural and remote state schools with residential facilities include:
Distance Education provides a schooling service to geographically isolated and other home–based students with limited educational choice.
Living Away from Home Allowance Scheme (LAFHAS) provides financial assistance for eligible students who are required to live away from home in order to attend school daily.
Rural and Remote Education Access Program (RREAP) helps schools and school communities improve the educational outcomes and opportunities for students who are disadvantaged because of their geographical isolation so that their learning outcomes match those of other students.
Aspiring Teacher Grants provide financial support of $5,000 for school leavers residing in rural or remote locations who commence an undergraduate initial teacher education program.
Queensland Virtual STEM Academy offers high performing rural and remote students a curriculum extension and enrichment program in STEM.
Queensland Academies Isolated Student (QAIS) Bursary provides financial assistance for eligible students who attend a Queensland Academy in south-east Queensland.
Valuable parent and community engagement is essential in rural and remote schools. Schools can access the department’s
Parent and Community Engagement Framework including
useful tools and resources to improve engagement with their school community.
The Teachers Mutual Bank
Showcase Award for Excellence in Rural and Remote Education recognises initiatives that demonstrate positive outcomes and measurable improvement for students and staff in rural or remote schools.