To assist schools and regions to meet legislative requirements and enhance curriculum support for kindergarten-aged children attending kindergarten programs and to meet the operational costs associated with school-based itinerant staff supporting the delivery of State Delivered Kindergarten (SDK) programs.
Duration of program
From the 2021 calendar year – ongoing
State schools that have itinerant Heads of Department—SDK based at their facility who travel from their base school to provide curriculum support to other (selected and approved) schools operating an SDK program for kindergarten-aged children.
Allocation of funds
Regions will provide funding to schools who host Heads of Department—SDK who service the region’s schools delivering an SDK program. Early Childhood and Education Improvement holds approved budget for 2022 SDK curriculum support and will work with regional offices to determine the number of Heads of Department—SDK required to be funded to support SDK delivery.
A contribution towards the costs associated with travel for Heads of Department—SDK will be determined by the relevant region in consultation with the school and in line with the department's travel policy.
|1 FTE – teacher, heads of program (stream 2), level 1||$74,103 Semester 1 2022
$94,945 Semester 2 2022
|A contribution towards travel||$5,000 per region where a Head of Department—SDK is funded||Per semester|
|Semester 1 and 2||Payment will be made by the end of semester 1 and/or 2||Up to 100% of allocation negotiated with Regional Office|
|Appointment of Head of Department—SDK||Regional advice||On appointment|
Recoupment of these funds may be required should recruitment to the position/s not be possible or if the employment of an officer ceases and is not to be re-filled.
For further information please refer to your regional office or the State Delivered Kindergarten team.
State Delivered Kindergarten
Kindergarten Programs, Strategy, Innovation and Programs
Early Childhood and Education Improvement
Telephone: (07) 3328 6778