To assist schools to engage the services of a chaplain or student wellbeing officer (formerly 'student welfare worker').
State schools do not directly employ chaplains or student wellbeing officers and are required to engage a chaplain or student wellbeing officers through an Accredited Employing Authority (AEA).
Duration of program
State schools in the low and mid-low range of the Broad Socio-Economic Grouping, with enrolments greater than 100 students.
Allocation of funds
Funding is allocated according to the following formula:
- $11,000 per year to eligible schools with 410 or more students enrolled as of February 2012
- $5,500 per year to eligible schools with 100 to 409 students enrolled as of February 2012.
A total of 147 state schools receive an annual allocation on a recurrent basis under this program.
The AEA is required to provide quarterly reporting to the Department of Education which includes, but is not limited to, information on:
- schools serviced, including active schools and vacancies
- number of key personnel at each school
- hours per term the arrangement services are provided and the funding source
- confirmation that key personnel meet the minimum qualifications for the service provided.
How to apply
Funds under this program are fully committed.
Disability, Inclusion and Student Services
Phone: (07) 3513 5827