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National School Chaplaincy Programme (NSCP) and Student Welfare Services Program 2016-2018

Purpose

To assist schools in the provision of chaplaincy and student welfare services.

State schools do not directly employ chaplains or student welfare workers, and are required to engage a chaplain or student welfare worker through an Accredited Employing Authority (AEA) that offers chaplaincy or student welfare services.

Duration of program

The funds have been notionally allocated to the selected schools for the 2016-2018 school years.

Policy reference

Chaplaincy and student welfare services

Eligibility

State and Non-State Schools.

Note: Only schools funded in 2015 for a student welfare service under this funding were eligible to apply to continue their existing student welfare service in 2016-2018 school years. All other schools were eligible to apply for a chaplain under the NSCP.

Allocation of funds

The NSCP cross-sector panel, consisting of Queensland state, Catholic and independent school representatives, selected and prioritised schools for funding using the following criteria:

Non-state schools will be paid through their representative organisation (Queensland Catholic Education Commission and Independent Schools Queensland).

Data requirements

The AEA is required to provide quarterly reports to the Department of Education and Training which includes information on:

Payment details

TypeTimeProportion
Semester 1By March50%
Semester 2By July50%

Recoupment process

The quarterly reports provided to the Department of Education and Training by the schools' contracted AEA, includes evidence of service delivery to demonstrate the funding allocation is being utilised for the ongoing engagement of a chaplain or student welfare worker. Schools unable to demonstrate the expenditure of these allocated funds on an ongoing basis may risk losing their funding allocation.

In these instances, funds may be recouped by the Department of Education and Training and reallocated to ensure the funds are spent on the delivery of a chaplain or student welfare worker service.

How to apply

All Queensland schools were invited to submit an online application for funding for the 2016-2018 school years on 2 September 2015. Applications closed 13 October 2015. Only schools that were funded in 2015 for a student welfare worker were eligible to apply for funds to continue their existing student welfare worker service.

Contact

State Schools Division
Telephone: (07) 3513 5827

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