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Cleaners Wages


To assist Indigenous communities to attract and retain cleaning staff in state schools.

Expenditure guidelines

Schools are to spend these funds on salaries for cleaners.

Schools must forward payment details to Central Office payroll.

Duration of program


Policy reference



State Schools

Form of assistance

Cash grant to school

Payment details

Payments are made twice per year.

Allocation of funds

The allocation is based on each school TM s cleaning entitlement which is determined by the productivity rates schedule contained within the cleaner TM s certified agreement.

Payment rates are based on salaries in accordance with the relevant wage award.

Data requirements

No data is collected for payment purposes. Contact is made with each school each year to ensure the program is still required.


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