This grant provides state government funds to assist eligible non-state schools in meeting recurrent costs.
The governing body of a non-state school may use funds provided only for teaching and general staff salaries, professional development, curriculum development and implementation, maintaining the school's land and buildings and general operating expenses of the school. The state recurrent grant must not be expended, or committed to be expended, on the purchase of land or buildings.
The payment of state recurrent funding to non-state schools is issued under and is subject to the conditions of funding as outlined in the Non-State Schools Recurrent Grant Policy 620K.
The governing body of each non-state school in receipt of the recurrent grant must submit to the Minister, by 30 June each year, allowance acquittal details for the school relating to the previous calendar year. Failure of the governing body to provide acquittal details within the legislated timeframe is grounds for future payments to the school to be withheld.
The Office of Non-State Education is responsible for the collection of allowance acquittal details for non-state schools.
For a school to be eligible for state recurrent funding:
Funding is provided to schools based on enrolments data collected by the Board in the annual School Survey Data for Non-State Schools (census) which occurs annually on the last Friday in February.
Formula-generated cash grant.
|Payment||Target date for payment||Proportion of allocation paid||Enrolments|
|1||9 January||1/4 of estimated annual allocation||Payment based on student numbers for the previous year|
|2||29 May||1/2 of annual allocation less January payment||Payment based on student numbers for the current year|
|3||19 June||Share of residual funds for the financial year||Payment based on student numbers for the current year|
|4||9 July||1/4 of annual allocation||Payment based on student numbers for the current year|
|5||7 September||1/4 of annual allocation||Payment based on student numbers for the current year|
The allocation of funds is outlined in the Non-State Schools Recurrent Grant Policy 620K.
The per student funding rates for the following calendar year are determined and advised to each school early in Term 4 each year.
Current and historical recurrent funding rates 326K for all schools are available.
New opening non-state schools are funded in the first year of operation at the new schools per student rates (the common base component rates and the needs component rates determined for an 'average needs' school). The new schools per student rates are:
|Type of school||2015||2016||2017||2018|
|Primary (includes preparatory)||$1,716||$1,756||$1,845||$1,884|
Special Assistance Schools and special assistance sites of mainstream schools receive a guaranteed minimum rate of state recurrent funding per student as follows:
|Type of Special Assistance School||2015||2016||2017||2018|
|Primary (includes preparatory)||$2,215||$2,289||$2,371||$2,444|
Total annual recurrent payments to non-state schools are reported each year in the departmental Annual Report.
Office of Non-State Education
Telephone: (07) 3513 6743
For information concerning the Commonwealth General Recurrent Grants, schools should consult the Australian Government's Department of Education website .
This page was last reviewed on 20 Jun 2018 at 12:41PM