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Passing the baton

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Purpose

To assist schools with the re-engagement of children and young people disconnected from, or at risk of disconnecting from, education, training or employment, using ta​rgeted initiatives in selected schools.​

Duration of program

To June 2022

Eligibility

State schools selected through regional initiatives.

Allocation of funds

Funds are distributed to education regions to deliver local initiatives. In 2020-21 funding is $400,000 per region. The following methodologies outline how each region allocates funding to schools:​

Metropolitan region

  • Program funding is used by the region to deliver program outcomes.

South East region

  • Program funding is used by the region to deliver program outcomes.

Darling Downs South West region

  • Program funding is used by the region to deliver program outcomes.

North Coast region

  • Funds are distributed to schools acting as regional hubs which address disengagement including the support of those students currently disconnected from the system.
  • Some funds are held by the region to manage the program outcomes.

Central Queensland region

  • The program will be run through four regional hubs. Funds are managed by a base school.
  • Funds are distributed to schools based on the individual local hub model and may include employment of a transition officer, establishment of a hub location, payment of training providers and third party arrangements for case managers.

North Queensland region

  • Program funding is used by the region to deliver program outcomes.

Far North Queensland region

  • Funds are distributed to schools and other agencies to support the re-engagement and transition of disengaged​ students into learning or working options. 
  • Distribution of funds is based on the service delivery needs and may include employment of a transition officer, payment of training and program providers, and third party arrangements for case managers.
  • Some funds are used by the region to manage and deliver program outcomes.

Payment details

Payment timelines will depend on individual regional methodologies.

Data requirements

Data requirements will depend on individual regional methodologies.

How to apply

Unless otherwise dictated by the regional methodology, schools will be selected and no application process is required.

Contact

Youth Engagement
Email: YouthEngagement@qed.qld.gov.au

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Last updated 11 January 2021