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School of Distance Education ICT Subsidy Scheme

Purpose

To assist families with offsetting the cost of computer equipment and internet access for students enrolled in a State School of Distance Education.

Duration of Program

Ongoing.

Policy Reference

N/A

For further details please download our Information Statement Microsoft® Word document.

Eligibility

State Schools of Distance Education will administer funds to eligible students currently enrolled at a State School of Distance Education for a minimum of six months continuous enrolment.

Hardware subsidies are available to support students who are identified as belonging to geographically isolated or medical categories.

Internet Subsidies are available to support students who are identified as belonging to the geographically isolated category.

For further information on eligibility please refer to the Information Statement Microsoft® Word document.

Allocation of Funds

Computer Hardware Subsidy: An annual payment of $250 to eligible students to assist with purchasing, replacing or upgrading computer hardware.

Broadband Internet Subsidy: An annual payment of $500 to eligible students to assist with provision of broadband internet access.

Data Requirements

Data

Source

Time Collected

Proforma - Round 1 Eligible students

Schools of Distance Education

March

Proforma - Round 2 Eligible students

Schools of Distance Education

September

A proforma template is emailed to the Principals of the seven Schools of Distance Education to be completed and returned to central office.

Schools of Distance Education will identify the number of students eligible for the hardware and internet categories.

Payment Details

Type

Time

Proportion

Round 1

April

100%

Round 2

October

100%

How to Apply

In March and September each year State Schools of Distance Education will receive an emailed proforma for completion with student details. The proforma states the return email address.

Contact

State Schools Division
Telephone: (07) 3513 5848

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