To assist special schools with the ability to fund Administrative Assistance Enhancement Program (AAEP) AO2 support.
Duration of program
State Special Schools
Allocation of funds
Special Schools are paid an appropriation equivalent to a notional entitlement of AAEP AO2 hours per week. These hours are calculated using professional staff FTE located at the host school. Calculated hours are adjusted according to the actual hours expended by permanent administrative support staff employed at the school. The residual hours are then multiplied by the hourly wage rate for administrative officers and the number of school weeks in the semester.
Calculation of notional AAEP AO2 hours for special school and where applicable, hosted special education services, is as follows:
H = [(2.6 x P) + BA (truncated to an integer value) - BM hours (result must be a minimum of 5 hours) - AO2 hours] x AAEP rate x 20 (weeks per semester)
Special School Early Childhood Development Programs (ECDP)
H = (2.6 x P) + 5.6 (truncated to an integer value)
P = Professional staff
H = notional hours of assistance per week
BM (converted) = 36.25 hours for 1 FTE x charge rate (refer to Table A)
AO2 (AAEP) hours = AO2 (AAEP) FTE x 41.33 hours
AAEP rate = As advised by School Financial Resourcing
BA = Base allocation rate (refer to Table A)
|No BM allocated||25||0|
Note: A minimum of 5 casual hours per week applies with Business Managers except where the school may have a converted AO2/AAEP position.
For the purposes of AAEP, eligible professional staff are:
- Special school Teacher FTE (incl. Principal, Deputy Principal, HOCs, Teachers, NCT, CCT)
- SEP/ECDP Teacher FTE
- Education Program Officers
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech Language Therapists
- Advisory Visiting Teachers (SWD).
|Semester 1, payment 1||February||80% of estimated semester 1 allocation|
|Semester 1, payment 2||April||Balance of actual semester 1 allocation|
|Semester 2, payment 1||July||80% of estimated semester 2 allocation|
|Semester 2, payment 2||October||Balance of actual semester 2 allocation|
|Number of professional staff||Human Resources Branch - Workforce Resourcing||March/September|
|BSM (converted) hours||Human Resources Branch - Workforce Resourcing||March/September|
|AO2(AAEP) FTE||Human Resources Branch - Workforce Resourcing||March/September|
|AAEP Rate||Finance Branch||March/September|
Overpayments may occur where mid-semester adjustment calculations using current data result in an entitlement smaller than the initial payment. In those circumstances, a recoupment may be made from the school.
Queensland State Schools School Staffing Guidelines (Students with Disabilities-School Support Staff - Administrative Assistance Enhancement Program).
Telephone (07) 4842 8300
Darling Downs and South West
Telephone (07) 4616 3771
Far North Queensland
Telephone (07) 4046 5222
Telephone (07) 3422 8352
Telephone (07) 3203 9000
Telephone (07) 4758 3222
Telephone (07) 5656 6688