Student Resource Package

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Purpose of this policy

To provide an overview of the schools funding model.


The Student Resource Package comprises of the following three funding components:

  • student-based - the major source of resources. It is driven by the levels of schooling of students and their family and community characteristics. It consists of allocations for core student learning and equity
  • school-based - provides for school infrastructure and programs specific to individual schools
  • targeted initiatives - includes programs with specific targeting criteria and/or defined life spans.

School funding is:

  • indicative in September based on principals' projected enrolments for the forthcoming year
  • confirmed at the end of term 1 each year based on the February School Census Enrolment Verification Program and revised at the end of term 2 to reflect the results of the enrolment verification program.

Related policies

Department resources

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