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State Capital Assistance Scheme


The scheme provides Queensland 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 (CAAs), one nominated by the Queensland Catholic Education Commission and one nominated by Independent Schools Queensland.

Expenditure guidelines

Each CAA receives and assesses applications for capital assistance from affiliated schools, makes recommendations to the Minister for Education, 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 Adobe PDF document164K for details of expenditure guidelines and accountability requirements.

Duration of program


Policy reference

Education (Capital Assistance) Act 1993
Education (Capital Assistance) Regulation 2005
Capital Assistance Scheme Guideline Adobe PDF document164K


Accredited non-state schools that are eligible for government funding and affiliated with a CAA may apply to the relevant CAA for capital assistance. CAAs assess applications and make recommendations to the Minister for Education, who decides on approvals.

Form of assistance

One-off grant for each approved project.

Details of capital assistance approved for non-state schools for recent years can be found on the Queensland Government's Open Data website.

Payment details

Payments of funds to non-state schools are administered on behalf of the Queensland Government by the CAAs.

Allocation of funds

The funds are allocated to each sector annually based on the number of enrolments in each sector.


Capital Assistance Authorities

Queensland Catholic Capital Assistance Authority
Telephone: (07) 3316 5800

Queensland Independent Schools Block Grant Authority
Telephone: (07) 3839 2142

General enquiries

Office of Non-State Education
Telephone: (07) 3513 6743

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