Student per Capita Funding Years Prep-12 Students (Reference 1)

In the Student Resource Package, the majority of funding provided to schools has been specified as per-student rates (ie. in student per capita form). 

Research conducted by The University of Melbourne has allowed the differing costs associated with delivering effective educational outcomes at the various levels of learning to be recognised by differing rates. The relativities are an initial assessment of the most effective way of allocating existing funds. These relativities may be adjusted over time through further research and a rolling benchmark process.


Schools with the following campus types are eligible for the student per capita funding:

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Primary/Secondary combined

Rates - 2020

Student per capita funding

Student Learning Allocation Credit ($) Cash ($) Total Student Price ($)
Prep - Year 1 7,5985888,186
Year 2 7,0575557,612

Years 3 - 6 (and Primary Ungraded)


Years 7-12 Students (and Secondary Ungraded)