To assist schools to engage the services of a chaplain or student welfare worker to provide additional social, emotional and spiritual support to students.
State schools do not directly employ chaplains/student welfare workers, and are required to engage a chaplain/student welfare worker through an Accredited Employing Authority (AEA) that offers chaplaincy/student welfare worker services.
In 2007, 128 state primary and secondary schools with the largest student populations in the lowest Broad Socio-Economic Grouping were identified to participate in the program.
In 2012, the Queensland Government committed further funds to support schools with access to chaplaincy/student welfare worker services. Selection criteria included schools in the low and mid-low range of the Broad Socio-Economic Grouping, with enrolments greater than 100 students, and not already receiving funding for a chaplain or student welfare worker. A total of 147 state schools receive an annual allocation on a recurrent basis under this program.
As funds under this program are fully committed additional schools are unable to join this program at this time.
Funding is allocated according to the following formula:
The AEA is required to provide quarterly reporting to the Department of Education which includes information on:
|Payment||During month of||Proportion of allocation paid|
Funds under this program are fully committed.
Schools may choose to engage a chaplain or student welfare worker through community raised funds, or through the National School Chaplaincy Program and Student Welfare Services Program (2016-2018) if successful in their application for funding under these programs.
For further information please refer to the following links or the contact details below:
State Schools Division
Telephone: (07) 3513 5827
This page was last reviewed on 08 May 2018