Funding is allocated for the purchase of education services from approved non-government organisations for students with special needs (e.g. Autism Association, Queensland Bush Children's Association).
This grant assists approved non-state organisations to provide education services for students with special needs.
The services required are determined by the Minister for Education, Training and Employment in consultation with officers of the department. Services are purchased under a service agreement which requires the provision of an audited Financial Accountability Certificate and annual educational accountability report.
Service agreements usually operate for periods of 3 years but can be varied at any time by either party subject to the provisions of the agreement.
Ministerial approval for service agreements
Eligibility of organisations for funding is based on government service needs established through strategic planning processes. Service agreements and the services provided are reviewed prior to any agreement renewal.
Annual payments as detailed in individual service agreements
|Payment||During month of||Entitlement paid|
|Payment 1||January||Made in accordance with educational and financial accountability requirements detailed in each service agreement|
|Payment 2||July||Made in accordance with educational and financial accountability requirements detailed in each service agreement|
Payments are made in two instalments which are 50% of annual entitlements in accordance with individual service agreements. Annual entitlements can be enhanced subject to budget appropriation and agreement provisions.
Payments vary according to services provided by each organisation.
|Data required||Data source||Time collected|
|Financial Accountability Report||Organisation||Annually as specified in each agreement |
|Educational Accountability Report||Organisation||Annually as specified in each agreement|
School Financial Services
Telephone: (07) 3237 0864