The scheme provides State Government funds to assist eligible non-state schools to provide, convert, refurbish and upgrade educational facilities or boarding accommodation.
The scheme is administered on behalf of the Queensland Government by Capital Assistance Authorities (CAA) which are approved by the Minister for Education, Training and Employment.
There are two such legal entities, one nominated by the Queensland Catholic Education Commission and one nominated by the Independent Schools Queensland Inc.
Each CAA receives and assesses applications for capital assistance from affiliated schools, makes recommendations to the Minister for Education, Training and Employment, makes payments to schools, monitors the progress of projects and carries out other functions as set out in the Education (Capital Assistance) Act 1993.
Funds are allocated to each CAA to assist with the costs associated with the administration of the scheme.
Refer to the Capital Assistance Scheme Guideline 105k for details of expenditure guidelines and accountability requirements.
Accredited non-state schools that are eligible for government funding and affiliated with a CAA may apply to the relevant CAA. CAAs assess applications and make recommendations to the Minister for Education, Training andf Employment who decides on approvals.
One-off grant for each approved project
Payment of assistance may be sought when approved projects are 25% complete.
The funds allocated for a particular project are as assessed by the relevant CAA and approved by the Minister for Education, Training and Employment.
CAAs notify schools by 30 September of the previous year of the date by which applications must be submitted.
Enrolment data used in distribution of the total pool of available funds between the CAAs are as follows.
|Data required||Data source||Time collected|
|Enrolments||Non-state schools survey data collection||February|
Capital Assistance Authorities
Queensland Catholic Capital Assistance Authority
Telephone: (07) 3336 9322 or (07) 3336 9321
Independent Schools of Queensland Block Grant Authority
Telephone: (07) 3839 0225 or (07) 3839 2142
Telephone: (07) 3224 5536
Facsimile: (07) 3237 0004