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School-based Itinerant Staff Operational Appropriation


To assist schools to meet the annual operational costs associated with school-based itinerant staff.

Duration of program



State primary, secondary and special schools and units that have itinerant staff based at the facility who meet the following criteria:

The official category of staff of all employees eligible for funding includes:

Reading Recovery teachers are not included in this list.

Schools should contact the Principal Human Resource Consultant in their Regional Office for confirmation of itinerant staff numbers prior to payments in April and October. It is currently the responsibility of Regional Human Resource Consultants to report each itinerant staff member on the Specialist Support Staff collection spreadsheet.

Allocation of funds

Schools with 5 or fewer itinerant staff

Current Rate x number of school-based itinerant staff

Schools with more than 5 itinerant staff

Current Rate x number of school-based itinerant staff


Current Rate x number of school-based itinerant staff in excess of 5

For example, a school with 7 itinerant staff would receive:
(Current Rate x 7) + (Current Rate x 2)

Current rates

Semester entitlement of $432 per itinerant staff FTE

Data requirements



Time collected

Numbers of itinerant staff

TSS (DET HR System)

March, September

Payment details




Semester 1


100% of semester allocation

Semester 2


100% of semester allocation

How to apply

Schools do not need to apply for this funding. Entitlements will be calculated and paid by Finance Branch automatically.


Finance Branch
Telephone: (07) 3034 5817

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