A one-off cash payment of $2,500 (general category) or $5,000 (rural/remote category) is paid if you meet the academic and residential criteria. Payments are aimed at assisting with study-related expenses in commencing university.
* Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia
* Successfully complete Year 12 at a Queensland state or non-state school in 2020
* Obtain an ATAR of 88.75 or higher
* Commence or continue an initial teacher education (ITE) program at a Queensland Higher Education Institution in Semester 1, 2021 on a full-time basis.
Rural or Remote applications
Eligible rural and remote applicants are those whose family residential address whilst they were completing Year 12 falls within the catchment of a Queensland (state) school with a transfer rating* of TR3-TR7 as per the Department of Education School’s Directory.
Rural and remote applicants can also submit an application for the general category, however applicants can only be successful in one category.
Priority selection will be given to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students and students who reside in a drought declared Local Government area. .
This is a great opportunity to start your journey of becoming a teacher and as you progress through your studies, you may also be eligible for other Scholarships and Grants offered through the Department of Education.
How to apply
* Review the Fact Sheet (below)
* Gather all your supporting documents (as listed in the Supporting Documents Checklist below)
* Click the green ‘apply now’ button (below) – you may need to create an account
* When logged into your Smart Jobs account, complete the online questionnaire including responses to supporting questions and upload ALL the supporting documentation
* Submit your application by 11 December 2020.