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Indigenous Education


To assist schools to support Indigenous students to be enrolled, engaged and achieving in school, and progressing at the same rate as non-Indigenous students.

Duration of program



State schools with Indigenous students enrolled.

Allocation of funds

An annual budget of $26m has been allocated in 2017/18 to provide funding to schools on a needs-basis, taking into consideration the socio-educational advantage of a school as well as a school's indigenous student enrolments.

*ICSEA - Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage

Data requirements

DataSourceTime collected
Semester 1 Indigenous EnrolmentsPerformance Monitoring and ReportingApril
Semester 2 Indigenous EnrolmentsPerformance Monitoring and ReportingOctober

Payment details

Payment 1February50%
Payment 2July50%

How to apply

Schools do not need to apply for this funding. Entitlements will be automatically calculated and paid each semester.

Further information

For further information please refer to the ICSEA factsheet Adobe PDF document External Link or the contact details below.


State Schools Division
(07) 3513 5848

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