Skip to content

Support and opportunities

Support for aspiring or pre-service teachers

Teach Queensland offers a number of programs, scholarships and grants to help you begin your teaching journey and provide support for new and returning teachers. Here you can find useful information about Aspiring Teacher Grants, the Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarship and Teacher Education Centres of Excellence. 

USQ interest free loans are also available for educational costs incurred whilst on placement (e.g., travel, professional attire). To find out more information about the loans offered and eligibility criteria please visit Student financial loans or contact the Health and Wellness team by email: USQWellness@usq.edu.au or phone: 07 4631 2372.

Equity Rural Scholarship – now OPEN! Closes 1 March 2022

The Equity Rural Placement Scholarship Program in an initiative of the National Association of Field Experience Administrators Inc (NAFEA) intended to assist WIL / field experience administrators by providing financial assistance for students to undertake placements in rural settings and nominated key priority areas.

Approved applications will be awarded scholarships up to $1500.

Funding is provided to assist students with the out-of-pocket costs incurred as a direct result of the placement. These are costs which are additional to everyday living expenses and are incurred as a direct result of a placement requiring relocation, including:

  • Travel costs;
  • Accommodation.

Further information is available at https://nafea.org.au/scholarships/

Beyond the Range – Semester 1 2022 Grants OPEN!

The Department of Education’s Beyond the Range Professional Experience Grant for Semester 1, 2022 is now open on the Smart Jobs website. 

The program has been modified to prioritise support for pre-service teachers that are willing to engage with rural and remote state schools with a transfer rating of 4 - 7. This new focus aligns with other financial assistance programs that reward and recognise the contribution of teachers who work in these communities.

You could receive one grant up to $5,000 to assist with travel and accommodation for you to undertake your professional experience placement during Semester 1, 2022. 

To be eligible for a grant, you must:

Applications for Semester 1, 2022 will close 24 June 2022.

More information and how to apply is available on the Smart Jobs website noted above.

Should you have any additional enquiries please contact, Colleen Meakins, Project Officer, Scholarships and Grants, Department of Education by email scholarships@qed.qld.gov.au.

TECe: Applications Open Now for Teacher Employment in 2022/23

Enhance your final year of study with our TECe Edge program. We’ll set you up for success to have the best start to teaching!

This opportunity is for students graduating in 2022/23 interested in teaching in regional, rural, remote and high priority state schools across Queensland.

Early bird applications for our 2022 program are now open. Secure a position before our major application round next semester. To express your interest and request an application form, email your name, university, course and graduation year to tece@kelvingrovesc.eq.edu.au.

If you have any questions feel free to send us an email. Also, keep an eye out for us early next semester as we will be talking to all 3rd Year Bachelor of Education and 1st Year Master of Teaching students through a variety of forums.

Linda, Doug & Jess - Teacher Enhancement Centre (TECe), Kelvin Grove State College, tece@kelvingrovesc.eq.edu.au.

International placements 

Teach beyond the borders of Australian classrooms and expand your intercultural experience in an international environment by applying to complete one of your teaching placements in Indonesia. Eligible students may receive up to $3500 of funding towards this placement. For further information refer to the Indonesian Placement flyer (PDF 755 KB) or enquire now by contacting studyabroad@usq.edu.au or 07 4631 5543.

You can also choose to organise your own international placement. Any individually sourced placement proposals should be discussed with the Professional Experience office prior to the submission of the Professional Experience Placement Application form (Form A) (PDF 83KB).

The number of international professional experience placements is limited due to accreditation requirements. Applications for any school placement overseas will be considered on its merit and suitability to fulfil relevant course requirements.