To assist schools to engage the services of a chaplain or student welfare worker to provide additional social, emotional and spiritual support to students.
State schools do not directly employ chaplains or student welfare workers, and are required to engage a chaplain or student welfare worker 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 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.
For further information please refer to the following links or the contact details below:
Chaplaincy and student welfare worker services
Chaplaincy and student welfare worker services funding guidelines (DOC, 422KB).
State Schools Division
Telephone: (07) 3513 5827