Teaching Scholarship for Year 12 Students


Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) is offering scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are current Year 12 students in a BCE college and are interested in a career in primary or secondary teaching.


  • Successful applicants will receive up to $4,500 HECS support for each year of teacher training (maximum $18,000 over four years) 
  • Ongoing payment of scholarship benefits is subject to evidence of satisfactory consistent academic results, sound practicum reports and university attendance over the duration of the course
  • Mentoring support from a BCE staff member will be available for the duration of  the course


To be eligible for consideration of the scholarship, applicants must: 

  • identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or both
  • have permanent Australian residency status
  • be currently completing Year 12 in a Brisbane Catholic Education college (2018) 
  • attain an OP score of 15 or better
  • provide evidence of sound Year 11 and Year 12 school reports
  • intend to apply for a full time teaching degree in an approved preservice teacher education course, if a primary course the applicant must be Catholic, if a secondary course, it is preferred the applicant be Catholic. - NB: University campus must be located within the Brisbane Archdiocese - See map
  • make a commitment to teach in a BCE school/college for a minimum of two (2) years after graduating
  • provide supporting statements from the Principal, Year 12 Coordinator (or equivalent) and another referee (optional) verifying that the applicant has demonstrated the personal and academic qualities that would make a prospective quality teacher


  • To complete an application click on the BEGIN link at the bottom of this page
  • Submit your online application by the closing date of Monday, 29 October 2018
  • Successful applicants will be notified in December 2018 and be required to sign a written agreement with BCE which outlines the terms and conditions of the Scholarship


Carmel Wallace

Senior Advisor

Organisational Development

Phone: 07 3033 7511 or orgdev@bne.catholic.edu.au​