Under section 374 of the
Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 (the Act), the governing body of a non-state school must, on or before 30 June each year, give the Queensland Minister for Education allowance acquittal details, for the school, relating to the previous year of operation of the school. The allowance acquittal confirms that the school has expended, or committed to expend, all funding received from the State Government for the relevant purposes.
The governing body of a non-state school must provide allowance acquittal details for any allowance paid to the school under section 368(1)(b) of the Act. The State Recurrent Grant, Textbook and Resource Allowance, Remote Area Tuition Allowance, Grammar Schools Endowment are examples of allowances that require the provision of allowance acquittal details.
Allowance acquittal details must be provided by the governing body of the school, or an authorised nominee of the school's governing body, in the approved form and must be approved by an accountant who is independent from the school and the governing body.
The Office of Non-State Education (ONSE) is responsible for the collection of allowance acquittal details for non-state schools.
The approved allowance acquittal form templates are as follows:
Do not complete the above templates, as they are for reference only. Prepopulated allowance acquittal forms will be distributed by ONSE directly to schools for completion.
Important: The due date for the return of the allowance acquittal is 30 June, as prescribed under legislation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Education has extended the due date for this year only to 31 August 2020.
If you have any queries about the collection, please contact the Office of Non-State Education on telephone (07) 3513 6746 or by email at
The forms contained within this page were first published on 30 May 2018.