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Resource Replacement Scheme

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Purpose

To compensate schools and other educational sites for loss of, or damage to, resources in the event of an incident.

Duration of program

Ongoing

Eligibility

Cover is provided for all departmental education locations including, but not limited to – schools, environmental education centres, outdoor education centres, Australian Music Examination Board, central office and other units, regions, district offices and after school care facilities.

In accordance with the specified cover of the Resource Replacement Scheme, compensation for losses will be provided on the basis that:

  • claim form EQ38 is submitted within two months of incident, or three months if over Christmas holiday break
  • replacement items are of a similar standard
  • repairs to damaged equipment will be to a condition substantially the same as, but no more extensive than the condition when new
  • items determined damaged beyond repair are disposed of
  • all required documentation is provided.

Allocation of funds

In accordance with the specified cover of the Resource Replacement Scheme, compensation for losses will be provided on the basis that:

  • payment, excluding GST, is made to the location where the loss occurred. Loss or damage to second-hand purchased equipment and materials will be compensated to the value of acquisition cost
  • obsolete items will be compensated to the next equivalent model available or the original acquisition cost, whichever is lesser
  • compensation is assessed and made at the discretion of the Resource Replacement Scheme.

In accordance with risk management guidelines, under certain circumstances, the scheme may request a percentage of compensation be expended on additional security measures.

Payment details

PaymentDuring month ofProportion of allocation paid

On approval of EQ38 application

In line with the monthly payment

Approved claim amount

Data requirements

To ensure claim for compensation is processed in a timely manner, provision of the following is required:

  • Completion of the EQ38 form – all sections to be completed accurately. Ensure "Section 3 – Declaration" is signed by the principal/deputy principal.
  • Asset Details Reports (OneSchool) for all assets assigned an equipment number (edquiped) claimed. If items are not edquiped, proof of purchase is required, i.e. original copy of tax invoice. A copy of a school register which includes details of the items is also acceptable.
  • Quotations/invoices on like replacement items.

Recoupment process

Recoupments of appropriation funds may be made from schools where lost items are recovered.

How to apply

Application must be made on the EQ38 – Resource Replacement Scheme Claim/Illegal Entry Advice Form with supporting documentation.

Contact us

Resource Replacement Scheme
Telephone: 1800 946 770
Email: rrs.facilities@qed.qld.gov.au

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Last updated 22 December 2020