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Step up into Education


To assist selected primary state schools from areas of disadvantage to develop and implement transition programs that build ongoing relationships between early years providers, educators and parents and, deliver transition programs to suit the needs of their local communities.

A Statement of Expectations provides guidance to schools on the types of initiatives which may be implemented.

The School Improvement Model provides a common language and process for participating schools to establish and review initiatives during the four year period from 2017-2020.

Step Up into Education strategies should be reported in the schools' Annual Implementation Plan.

Duration of Program

Four year period from 2017-2020.


State primary schools.

Allocation of Funds

Schools have been selected on the basis of disadvantage as measured by the Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA).

Current funding methodology is an initial set-up payment of $47,000 and then $36,000 per school per year.

Data Requirements

Recipient schools.

Payment Details


How to Apply

Schools do not need to apply for this funding. Funding is allocated to the schools approved under the program and annual payments will automatically be paid to those schools each year.

Further Information

For further information, please refer to the Step up into education website.


State Schools Performance
Telephone: (07) 3513 5826

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