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Vocational Education and Training

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Purpose

To assist schools and institutes in expanding the breadth and depth of their Vocational Education and Training (VET) in schools programs to ensure students successfully progress to further education, training or employment.

Duration of program

Ongoing

Eligibility

These payments are provided to schools and institutions which are Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

Allocation of funds

There are 4 payments to support VET. Allocation is determined as follows:

VET – School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SATs)

Payments are made to state schools with students in the senior phase of learning. Payments are calculated in two parts, a forecast payment and an adjustment payment:

  • forecast payment: a forecast of the SATs commencements expected for the current calendar year based on the previous calendar year's actual SATs commencements
  • adjustment payment: a adjustment to the previous calendar year's forecast payment. This payment is the full funding eligible in that year, less the previous calendar year's advance payment.

For example, if in the previous year there were 18 commencements remaining active or completed, one commencement subsequently cancelled or withdrawn, and the advance payment paid in that year was $4,800, the following payments would apply this year:

  • forecast payment: $5,700 (19 x $300)
  • adjustment payment: $4,500 (18 x $500, plus 1 x $300, minus the previous year's advance payment of $4,800).

Occasionally, where student numbers decrease significantly, the advance payment paid in the previous year may be more than the full payment the school was entitled to. In these cases, the difference will be recouped.

VET – Certificates

Payments are based on previous calendar year VET certificate completions as follows:

  • base payment of $700 per school
  • payment of $10 per Certificate I completion
  • payment of $20 per Certificate II completion
  • payment of $40 per Certificate III and IV completion.

VET – Special schools

Payments are based on special schools with a scope of registration to deliver VET programs to students. Payment rates are $2,000 per eligible special school per annum.

VET – Coordination and career enhancement

Payments are from a fixed budget, and are based on:

  • a base payment of $150 per school or institute (e.g. TAFE, Agricultural Colleges and Detention Centres)
  • a per capita payment, based on total student enrolments, of
    • $2.50 per student (Non P-10 schools)
    • $5.00 per student (P-10 schools, special schools, detention centres)
    • $2.50 per FTE (TAFE, Agricultural Colleges) (1FTE = 500 Annual Hours Curriculum)
  • any remaining funds are distributed to each sector (State schools, Catholic schools, Independent schools, and TAFE and Agricultural colleges) according to total student enrolments or FTE. Each sector's portion is then distributed to individual schools and institutes according to VET activity (certificate completions). P-10 schools, special schools and schools in detention centres do not receive this payment.

Payment details

Type Time Proportion

VET – SATs

April

100% of annual allocation

VET – certificates

July

100% of annual allocation

VET – special schools

April

100% of annual allocation

VET – coordination and career enhancement

September

100% of annual allocation

Data requirements

DataSourceTime collected

SAT commencements

DELTA database maintained by Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

March

VET certificates

Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority

June

Special schools

Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority

March

VET co-ordination and career enhancement

Performance Monitoring and Reporting Branch

AVETMISS database maintained by National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)

Independent Schools Queensland

Queensland Catholic Education Commission

August

Recoupment process

Under the VET – SATs component, an advance payment is made based on previous calendar year SATs commencements, as an estimation of the SATs commencements expected for the current calendar year. Occasionally, where student numbers decrease significantly, the advance payment paid in the previous year may be more than the full payment the school was entitled to. In these cases, the difference will be recouped.

How to apply

Schools do not need to apply for this funding. Entitlements are automatically calculated each year by State Schools Division and paid to schools.

Further information

Please refer to the following website or the contact details below:

Contact

State Schools Division
Telephone: (07) 3513 5848

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Last updated 24 June 2019