To assist special schools with the ability to fund Administrative Assistance Enhancement Program (AAEP) AO2 support.
State Special Schools
Special Schools are paid an appropriation equivalent to a notional entitlement of AAEP AO2 hours per week. These hours are calculated using professional staff FTE located at the host school. Calculated hours are adjusted according to the actual hours expended by permanent administrative support staff employed at the school. The residual hours are then multiplied by the hourly wage rate for administrative officers and the number of school weeks in the semester.
Calculation of notional AAEP AO2 hours for special school, and where applicable, hosted special education services, is as follows:
H = [(2.6 x P) + BA (truncated to an integer value) - BM hours (result must be a minimum of 5 hours) - AO2 hours] x AAEP rate x 20 (weeks per semester)
H = (2.6 x P) + 5.6 (truncated to an integer value)
*P = Professional staff
*H = notional hours of assistance per week
*BM (converted) = 36.25 hours for 1 FTE x charge rate (refer to Table A)
*AO2(AAEP) hours = AO2 (AAEP) FTE x 41.33 hours
*AAEP rate = As advised by School Financial Resourcing
*BA = Base allocation rate (refer to Table A)
|BM classification||Base allocation||Charge rate|
A minimum of 5 casual hours per week applies with Business Service Managers except where the school may have a converted AO2/AAEP position.
|Payment||During month of||Proportion of allocation paid|
|Semester 1, payment 1||February||80% of estimated semester 1 allocation|
|Semester 1, payment 2||April||Balance of actual semester 1 allocation|
|Semester 2, payment 1||July||80% of estimated semester 2 allocation|
|Semester 2, payment 2||October||Balance of actual semester 2 allocation|
|Number of professional staff||Human Resources Branch - Workforce Planning and Supply||March/September|
|BSM (converted) hours||Human Resources Branch - Workforce Planning and Supply||March/September|
|AO2(AAEP) FTE||Human Resources Branch - Workforce Planning and Supply||March/September|
|AAEP Rate||Finance Branch||March/September|
Overpayments may occur where mid-semester adjustment calculations using current data result in an entitlement smaller than the initial payment. In those circumstances, a recoupment may be made from the school.
Queensland State Schools School Staffing Guidelines (Students with Disabilities-School Support Staff - Administrative Assistance Enhancement Program).
For staff numbers contact your Regional Human Resource Officer:
This page was last reviewed on 20 Mar 2018 at 12:36PM