Specialist schools will be funded for all school aged students attending (full time or part time) by:
- A specialist school core index allocation based on students’ stages of learning, plus
- Allocation of level 1-6 Program for Students with Disabilities funding, plus
- A size adjustment supplementation for schools with school-aged enrolment of less than 45 students.
The specialist school core allocation is explained in this section.
The allocation of level 1-6 Program for Students with Disabilities funding is explained in
Program for Students with Disabilities.
Specialist School Core allocations are determined based on regionally approved pro-rata enrolment details recorded in the Program for Students with Disabilities Management System (PSDMS) and established eligibility as at February Census. Rates are applied for each eligible student.
Rates - 2020
|Stage||Age Range||Credit ($)||Cash ($)||Total ($)|
|1||5 to 10||8,177||807||8,984|
|2||11 to 16||5,881||667||6,548|
|3||17 to 18||6,450||713||7,163|
In order for students to be enrolled in a specialist school setting, eligibility needs to be established and regional approval given to enable the allocation of resources.
If it is deemed appropriate, a regional director has the discretion and the authority to approve the enrolment of a student ineligible for the PSD in a specialist school. The approved enrolment in such a circumstance identified prior to the February Census enables core funding to be allocated in the SRP.