The Queensland Government collects school financial data from non-state schools in order to devise a measure of school resources - the School Resource Index or SRI. The SRI is applied to recurrent grant allocations (as part of the needs component) and is updated each year through the annual collection of financial data.
Chapter 13, Part 3 of the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 (the Act) authorises the collection of this data.
Under Section 370 of the Act, the governing body of a non-state school must, on or before 30 June each year, give the Queensland Minister for Education financial data, for the school, relating to the previous year of operation of the school. Only schools that have been in operation for the whole of the previous year are required to provide the data.
Section 370(4) of the Act states the source of the data must be the audited financial statements for the school's governing body for the relevant year.
The data to be entered is identical to that provided to the Commonwealth's Department of Education and includes details of the school's:
As the information derived from the collection is used to determine the SRI, it is imperative that all schools ensure the accuracy of the data provided and that the data collection form is submitted by the due date.
Section 372 of the Act outlines the penalties for providing false or misleading information or documents to the Minister, and section 373 relates to the confidentiality of the data provided.
Instructions about the completion and return of the information are included in the document 2016 Queensland School Financial Data Collection (2016 data) 1.2M.
To complete the data collection you will need to input your four-digit Queensland Register of Non-State Schools code. If you are unsure of your code, the following spreadsheet lists the code for each school: Queensland School Codes 18K.
If you have any queries about the collection, please contact the Office of Non-State Education on telephone (07) 3513 6746 or by email at OfficeOfNonStateEducation@det.qld.gov.au.
This page was last reviewed on 01 Jun 2017 at 10:41AM