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School of Distance Education—ICT Subsidy Scheme

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Purpose

To assist families with offsetting the cost of computer equipment and internet access for students enrolled in a State School of Distance Education.

Duration of program

Ongoing

Eligibility

State Schools of Distance Education will administer funds to eligible students currently enrolled at a State School of Distance Education for a minimum of 6 months continuous enrolment.

Hardware subsidies are available to support students who are identified as belonging to geographically isolated or medical categories.

Internet subsidies are available to support students who are identified as belonging to the geographically isolated category.

Allocation of funds

Computer Hardware Subsidy: An annual payment of $250 to eligible students to assist with purchasing, replacing or upgrading computer hardware.

Broadband Internet Subsidy: An annual payment of $500 to eligible students to assist with provision of broadband internet access.

Payment details

Type Time Proportion

Round 1

April

100%

Round 2

October

100%

Data requirements

DataSourceTime collected
Proforma – Round 1 eligible students

Schools of Distance Education

March

Proforma – Round 2 eligible students

Schools of Distance Education

September

A proforma template is emailed to each State School of Distance Education principal to be completed and returned to central office.

Schools of Distance Education will identify the number of students eligible for the hardware and internet categories.

How to apply

In March and September each year, State Schools of Distance Education will receive an emailed proforma for completion with student details. The proforma states the return email address.

Further information

For further information, please refer to the Information Statement Distance Education ICT Subsidy Scheme (DOC, 59KB) or contact details below.

Contact

Policy Enquiry
State Schools Division
Telephone: (07) 3513 5837

Payment Enquiry
Finance Branch
Telephone: (07) 3034 5817

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Last updated 28 April 2021