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The National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) and the non-recurrent State Government funding program for chaplaincy and student welfare worker services 2019–22

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Purpose

To assist schools in the provision of chaplaincy and student welfare worker services.

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

2019–22

Eligibility

State and non-state schools.

Allocation of funds

In Semester 2 2019, all Queensland schools were invited to apply for funding for the 2020–2022 school years.

A chaplaincy and student welfare worker program cross-sector panel was established, consisting of Queensland Department of Education, Queensland Catholic Education Commission and Independent Schools Queensland representatives.

By agreement of the cross-sector panel, the allocation of funding to schools was determined by each school sector with consideration of factors, such as the number of full time equivalent student enrolments, continuity of service provision, socio-economic disadvantage, geographic location and other characteristics of the school community.

Non-state schools are paid through their representative organisation (Queensland Catholic Education Commission and Independent Schools Queensland).

Payment details

Type Time Proportion
Semester 1by March50%
Semester 2by July50%

Data requirements

The AEA is required to provide quarterly reports to the Department of Education which include information on:

  • schools serviced, including active schools and vacancies
  • type and number of key personnel at each school
  • hours per term the arrangement services are provided
  • confirmation that key personnel meet the minimum qualifications for the service provided.

Recoupment process

The quarterly reports provided to the Department of Education by a school contracted AEA include evidence of service delivery in order to demonstrate that funding allocation is being utilised for the ongoing engagement of a chaplain or student welfare worker. Schools unable to demonstrate the expenditure of these allocated funds on an ongoing basis may risk losing their funding allocation.

In these instances, funds may be recouped by the Department of Education and re-allocated to ensure the funds are spent on the delivery of a chaplain or student welfare worker service.

How to apply

Government funding for chaplaincy and student welfare worker services for the 2019–22 school years is fully allocated.

Further information

Visit the Chaplaincy and student welfare worker services page for more information.

Contact

State Schools Division
Telephone: (07) 3513 5827

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Last updated 22 December 2020