To assist with the operational and maintenance costs of the Big Red Truck—Outback College of Hospitality Trade Training Centre (OCOH). The Big Red Truck, originally funded by the Commonwealth, provides Year 10-12 students with the opportunity to work towards their Certificate II in Kitchen Operations. Central West Queensland schools that utilise this program are Longreach State High School and Aramac, Barcaldine, Blackall and Winton State Schools.
Duration of program
From 2019 to 2032 (10 year extension from 2022)
Longreach State High School
Allocation of funds
The fixed budget of this appropriation is $60,000 per annum.
As part of an election commitment, the department provides this appropriation as an in-kind contribution towards the operational costs (registration and insurance) associated with the program. As Longreach State High School is the host school for the Big Red Truck and responsible for maintaining the budget, they are the only school that will receive funding under this appropriation.
The schools that participate in the Big Red Truck program self-fund the remaining ongoing costs, some of which are offset by hiring revenue.
How to apply
There is no application required by Longreach State High School to receive these funds.
Entitlements will be automatically calculated and paid each year.
Facilities Management Services
Phone: (07) 3034 4570