The Science and Language Centre for 21st Century Secondary Schools funding will be allocated via a competitive process, as outlined in the Australian Government's guidelines.
All secondary schools and P-12 (secondary only) were encouraged to submit expressions of interest to the department.
Schools will need to meet the following criteria as outlined in the Australian Government's Building the Education Revolution Guidelines :
The Australian Government has indicated that $1 billion in total will be allocated across all states in a competitive bid-based process.
The Australian Government will convene an assessment panel to decide which projects will be funded.
State schools have recently had the opportunity to submit nominations for projects that meet the Australian Government's eligibility criteria.
Submissions will be prioritised by the Australian Government as part of an Australia-wide competitive process. In line with Australian Government requirements, submissions have also been prioritised by the department prior to their submission. Details of the priorisiation process 71k are included in.
Australian Government draft timelines
Department's draft nomination process
Round 1 - 100% of school applications submitted by 31 May 2009
Online nominations to central office open 6 April 2009 and close 1 May 2009
Further information regarding the department's process and planning for the Science and Language Centres for 21st Century Secondary Schools element of Building the Education Revolution will be updated on this webpage as it becomes available. Please revisit this webpage regularly to find out more.
Should you require any further information, please contact your Building the Education Revolution regional advisor in the first instance.