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Establishment Appropriation


To assist schools with establishment costs for:

Duration of Program



PaymentSchool centre types
Pre-openingNew primary, secondary or special schools
Business Education Centre - Manual Arts/Home Economics/ScienceSecondary schools
Senior Schooling GrantSecondary schools implementing Year 11
Resource CentreNew or relocating primary or secondary schools
P and C Start-upPrimary, secondary or special schools and OEEC
Curriculum Resourcing

All State Education facilities

Allocation of Funds

Allocations are based on fixed rates as follows:

Pre-opening$17,500 primary
$12,500 secondary
Business Education Centres$60,000
Senior Schooling$15,000 on commencement of Yr 11
Resource Centres$425,000 for primary school
$466,000 for secondary school
$88,000 for relocation
Science - new schools
(subject to level of supplies provided on opening of school)
$1,000 per laboratory for Years 9 and 10
$15,000 is provided on commencement of Year 11
$15,000 is provided on commencement of Year 12
Science - established schools$1,000 for an additional laboratory due to enrolment growth
Manual Arts
(subject to level of supplies provided on opening of facility)
$11,000 new shop
$11,000 on upgrade of machine shop
Home Economics
(subject to level of supplies provided on opening of facility)
$12,500 new kitchen
$11,000 on upgrade of kitchen
P and C Start-up$4,000
Curriculum Resourcing

A curriculum resource amount is paid for Primary, Secondary, Prep and Special Education. This may be split across a number of years depending upon the staging pattern of the school and includes furniture allocation and educational resource allocation (includes AV and ICT).

Data Requirements

DataSourceTime collected
New schoolsInfrastructure Services BranchMarch
New laboratoriesInfrastructure Services BranchMarch
Opening year levels (new schools)Infrastructure Services BranchMarch
New Business Education CentresInfrastructure Services BranchMarch
Upgrade/new kitchensInfrastructure Services BranchMarch
Upgrade/new workshopsInfrastructure Services BranchMarch

Payment Details

Establishment Grants

One off PaymentFrom July prior to opening100%

Curriculum Resourcing Grant

AdhocAdhoc- in accordance with project timeframes100%

How to Apply

Schools do not need to apply for these funds. Entitlements are automatically determined and paid.


Portfolio Establishment (Infrastructure Services Branch)
Telephone: (07) 3034 4831

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