To assist schools to administer programs for at risk and/or disengaged youth.
Duration of Program
State Schools and Non-Government Organisations.
Allocation of Funds
Regional allocations are based on the percentage of total National Partnerships - Youth Attainment funding received in the 2012-13 financial year.
Regions then manage these funds as follows:
- A regional Pathways advisory body comprising high school principals and key regional staff make recommendations to the regional Director on the allocation of funds
- Those recommendations are based on need and can be for a range of program options, including:
- allocations to a single school on behalf of a cluster of schools to administer a cluster based project
- allocations to a single school to administer a regional project
- allocations to external service providers to purchase a program or service
- employ regional staff for program administration or program delivery.
South East Region
- Most funds are used for salaries for Guidance Officer re-engagement and four NEET teachers plus their resourcing (furniture, computers, phones, cars etc)
- Remaining funds cover professional development for these officers and programs for disengaged youth, etc
- Funds are for salaries of teacher/s, teacher aide/s, youth workers to run Alternate Programs and support each student with the appropriate wrap around services for them to continue in education or the work force
- Funding applications are applied for through a formal 'Expression of Interest' each year (endorsed by the NCR Early School Leavers Advisory Group). A panel of regional representatives and/or school Principals recommend successful applicants. This is then endorsed by the Regional Director.
- Service Agreements are produced to outline funding received and what achievement reports are needed throughout the year.
Darling Downs South West Region
- Funds are used to support retention of students in years 11 and 12
- Schools submit plans which are considered by a committee for funding.
North Coast Region
- Funding supports the following areas:
- school-based Alternate Education programs
- Non-Government Organisations running Alternate Education programs, e.g. Edmund Rice Education, Salvation Army
- joint ventures between schools and non-government organisations running Alternate Education programs
- Youth Justice system.
Central Queensland Region
- Funds are used for both regional support services and local cluster allocations.
- Funds for the regional support services are used to employ officers to provide professional development, track leaving students, and manage projects around early school leavers' engagement
- Cluster funds are distributed to seven schools to manage on behalf of the clusters across the region. These clusters use local consultative groups to identify initiatives based on local needs for youth support services.
North Queensland Region
- Most funds are used to provide teachers and teacher aide hours to Stanton Lodge, an alternate pathways option for high need students
- Remaining funds are distributed to secondary schools on a per capita basis for Year
Far North Queensland Region
- Funds are provided to schools based on secondary student enrolments.
Data required will depend on the individual regional methodology and program/activity.
Payment timelines will depend on the program delivery within individual regions and school involvement.
Recoupment of appropriations from schools may be required where a program has been discontinued, the school has not been able to complete a project, or there are savings identified at the completion of a project.
How to Apply
School should contact their local region to determine eligibility for specific regional programs and activities.
Should you require any further information, please contact your regional office as follows:
|Central Queensland||(07) 4842 8300|
|Darling Downs South West||(07) 4616 3771|
|Far North Queensland||(07) 4037 3822|
|Metropolitan||(07) 3028 8052|
|North Coast||(07) 3203 9000|
|North Queensland||(07) 4758 3222|
|South East||(07) 5656 6688|
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This page was last reviewed on 18 Jan 2017