This program assists non-state schools that are eligible for government funding to meet external infrastructure costs associated with capital works projects: specifically for passenger pick-up and set down areas at developing schools, headworks contribution costs, and other external infrastructure costs in connection with new developments – refer to the
External Infrastructure Subsidy Scheme Guidelines (PDF, 412KB).
The program is administered on behalf of the Queensland Government by Capital Assistance Authorities (CAAs), one nominated by the Queensland Catholic Education Commission and one nominated by Independent Schools Queensland.
Each CAA receives and assesses applications for external infrastructure subsidies from affiliated schools, makes recommendations to the Minister for Education, makes payments to schools, monitors the progress of projects and carries out other functions as set out in the
Education (Capital Assistance) Act 1993.
Funds are allocated to each CAA to assist with the costs associated with the administration of the program.
Refer to the External Infrastructure Subsidy Scheme Guidelines for details of expenditure guidelines and accountability requirements.
Duration of program
Education (Capital Assistance) Act 1993
Education (Capital Assistance) Regulation 2005
External Infrastructure Subsidy Scheme Guidelines (PDF, 412KB)
Accredited non-state schools that are eligible for government funding and affiliated with a CAA may apply to the relevant CAA for capital assistance. CAAs assess applications and make recommendations to the Minister for Education, who decides on approvals.
Form of assistance
One-off grant for each approved project.
Details of external infrastructure subsidies approved for non-state schools for recent years can be found on the
Queensland Government's Open Data website.
Payments of funds to non-state schools are administered on behalf of the Queensland Government by the CAAs.
Allocation of funds
The funds are allocated to each sector annually based on the number of enrolments in each sector.