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Specialist Area Scholarships

The Catholic Schools Office (CSO) recognises that learning is a lifelong process and therefore aims to both attract quality teachers into the teaching profession as well as support their ongoing professional development. Via the following programs, the CSO provides support to existing staff to expand their qualifications and experience. These programs will both support individuals in developing skills and knowledge, as well as support schools and colleges to ensure they are able to attract and retain the highest quality teachers.

Mathematics Education Post Graduate Study Support

Mathematics Education Post Graduate Study Support

Applications NOW OPEN

This scholarship is designed to support current teachers to gain a qualification in Mathematics (Graduate Certificate) or qualification in Mathematics as a second teaching area (Graduate Diploma). Available to teachers employed by DLCSL in a permanent or temporary full-time capacity (part time >0.8FTE also considered).

Successful applicants will receive 50% reimbursement of course fees on successful completion of each unit.

Preference will be given to students willing to study with the University of Notre Dame. For course information see: Grad Cert link or Grad Dip link. Applicants who complete the Graduate Certificate and wish to go onto the Diploma qualification will need to reapply, however these applications will be given preferential consideration.

Application form
Guideline
(see Graduate Support for information regarding Mathematics Education Graduate Placement Program)

National Industry Qualification Study Support

National Industry Qualification Study Support

Applications NOW OPEN

Open to DLCSL employees with national industry qualification & Certificate IV Training & Assessment (TAE) undertaking a Bachelor of Education through an approved tertiary education institution. Includes reimbursement of study fees and continued salary during teacher practicum placement periods.

Via this arrangement, the CSO will provide support to select staff completing their teaching degree with a view to enable them to fully partake as teachers in the Diocese.

Support includes:

  • Reimbursement of course fees on successful completion of units
  • Continuing salary during teacher practical placements
  • Ongoing support and advice

Application form
Guideline

Studies in Theology
RE/Theology Study Scholarships 2022 (Applications Now Closed)

The Catholic Schools Office Study Scholarships are available for twenty-five places each semester for the two BBI-TAITE in-house Diocesan units being offered in 2022:

Semester 1: REDU800 – Foundations of Catholic Education
Lecturer: To be advised
Dates: Friday/Saturday 18-19 February, 2022 and 1-2 April, 2022
Location: Invercauld House, Lismore

Semester 2: REDU801 – Religious Education in the Contemporary Classroom
Lecturer: To be advised
Dates: Friday/Saturday 5-6 August, 2022 and 9-10 September, 2022
Location: Invercauld House, Lismore

Scholarships will include:

  • $800.00 contribution to the unit fee upon successful completion;
  • Two release days per semester for those who attend the residential intensive;
  • Accommodation at Invercauld House at each residential intensive; and
  • One additional release day per semester to support study commitments.

The Catholic Schools Office will also offer ten scholarships for online participation in the above units. These scholarships will include:

  • $800.00 contribution to the unit fee upon successful completion; and
  • One release day per semester to support study commitments.