The scheme provides Queensland Government funds to assist eligible non-state schools to provide, convert, refurbish and upgrade educational facilities or boarding accommodation.
The scheme 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 capital assistance 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 scheme.
Refer to the Capital Assistance Scheme Guideline (PDF, 164KB) for details of expenditure guidelines and accountability requirements.
Duration of program
Education (Capital Assistance) Act 1993
Education (Capital Assistance) Regulation 2005 (PDF, 321KB)
Capital Assistance Scheme Guideline (PDF, 164KB)
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 capital assistance 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.