Alternative settings teachers (Reference 47)

​Flexible learning options provide alternative, tailored education and support for children and young people who are disengaged, or have been identified as at risk of disengaging, from mainstream school. They provide an opportunity for disengaged or at-risk children and young people to achieve positive learning outcomes through engagement in a more flexible learning environment, coupled with wellbeing supports.

Lower teacher to student ratios are allocated to these settings to provide a tailored and supportive learning environment for a small number of students whose needs are not being met through mainstream settings.

Alternative settings teachers should use the Department’s re-engagement guidelines to develop their programs to support at risk and vulnerable students, see: Re-engagement Programs​.

Teacher salary charges to schools will continue to be based on actual payroll debits for individual staff as reflected on eduPay. This includes the actual cost of annual leave loading and all allowances, such as higher duties and special payments. Also included are non-cash benefits for teachers.

Rates - 2020

Sector Credit ($) Cash ($) Total ($)
Primary 116,0413,009119,410
Secondary 117,4211,571118,992