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School of Distance Education

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Purpose

To assist Schools of Distance Education (SDE) to meet their day-to-day operational costs.

Duration of program

Ongoing

Eligibility

Schools of Distance Education.

Allocation of funds

The following components are included in this funding:

General component

Full-time equivalent (FTE) enrolments are used in the calculation of this component. A weighting of one-third is applied to school-based secondary and adult enrolments.

The annual entitlement is determined by the following formula:

  • Allocation = [Base + Per Student Rate x FTE] x School Grant Index.

Vehicle leases

Allocations for vehicle leases are based on actual costs.

Printing

Printing allocations are determined by a calculation using a historical proportional share of a total pool of funds as follows:

  • Brisbane 54%
  • Cairns 8%
  • Capricorn 8%
  • Charleville 6%
  • Charters Towers 9%
  • Longreach 8%
  • Mount Isa 7%

Utilities

This component is paid to Brisbane SDE only and is based on an historical amount of $171,000.

Copyright

This component is paid to Brisbane SDE only and is based on an historical amount of $152,462 which covers salary, materials, legacy copyright permissions and specialised printing expenses.

Current rates

General component

Base $165,050
Per student FTE $436.30

Payment details

Type Time Proportion

General—Semester 1

February

50% of annual allocation

General—Brisbane SDE only

February

40% of annual allocation

Vehicle Lease—Semester 1

February

50% of annual allocation

Printing—Semester 1

April

50% of annual allocation

General—Semester 2

July

50% of annual allocation

General—Brisbane SDE only

July

60% of annual allocation

Vehicle Lease—Semester 2

July

50% of annual allocation

Copyright—Annual—Brisbane SDE

July

100%

Utilities Annual

October

100% of annual allocation
(Brisbane SDE only)

Printing—Semester 2

October

50% of annual allocation

Data requirements

DataSourceTime collected

Enrolment data used for staffing model

Workforce Management Unit—Human Resources Branch

March

School Grant Index

Centre Information System (CIS) field maintained by School Financial Services

As required

How to apply

Schools do not need to apply for this funding. Entitlements will be automatically calculated by the Finance Branch and paid.

Contact

Policy Enquiry
State School Division
Telephone: (07) 3513 5804

Payment Enquiry
Finance Branch
Telephone: (07) 3034 5817

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Last updated 28 April 2021