Scholarships and grants

The following scholarships and grants assist schools and educators with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander schooling.

Highly subsidised blended delivery Certificate IV in Education (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander)

Greater access and subsidies to Greater access and subsidies to RATEP's Certificate IV in Education course (PDF, 332KB) is now offered to Indigenous DET school personnel. The program is particularly designed for quality Teacher Assistants (TAs) or aides, who are recommended by their Principal for further study and are living and working in a location that does not have access to a current RATEP site.

Beyond the Range - professional experience grants program

The department offers Beyond the Range - professional experience grants to support high-achieving pre-service teachers to undertake a professional experience in a rural or remote Queensland state school.

Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarships

The Pearl Duncan Teaching Scholarships were developed by the department to assist aspiring teachers who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander to complete an initial pre-service teacher education program and make a difference in education. The scholarships provide financial assistance of up to $20,000 (pre-tax) for up to 4 years to undertake an approved initial teacher education program, on a full-time basis, at a Queensland higher education institution.

Remote Area Incentive Scheme

Teachers working in a rural or remote Queensland state schools can access generous financial benefits, more career opportunities and assistance to move when you teach under the Remote Area Incentive Scheme ​(RAIS).​


Last reviewed 3 December 2015
​Last updated 3 December 2015​