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Youth support coordinator initiative

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Purpose

The purpose of the Youth Support Coordinator Initiative (YSCI) is to support retention and attainment of young people in Years 10 to 12 who have disengaged, or who are at risk of disengaging from education. The initiative enhances opportunities for further education and sustainable future employment.

Within each region a Regional Youth Support Coordinator (RYSC) is employed to provide oversight and act as contact point within the Regional Office.

Duration of program

Ongoing

Eligibility

Schools identified as having full-time equivalent (FTE) allocation for the YSCI.

Allocation of funds

Schools with a YSCI FTE allocation also receive discretionary funds each year of $8,000 per 1.0 FTE. The amount an individual school receives is proportional to their YSCI allocation (for example, a school with a 0.2 FTE allocation will receive $1,600 per year). These funds are for the purchase of goods and services that align with the objectives of the YSCI that benefit students in the target group.

Each RYSC receives discretionary funds of $14,000* per year. These funds accessed through regional internal orders, are for the purchase of goods and services that align with the objectives of the YSCI, and are for the benefit of students in the target group. Some RYSC discretionary funding may be allocated to schools to support the YSCI. Payments to schools using the RYSC funding are assessed on a case by case basis within the region.

*For the 2020-21 financial year, each region has received a minor reduction in discretionary funds, with Metropolitan region receiving $13,890 for the RYSC and each of the other six regions receiving $13,885.

Payment details

TypeTimeProportion
YSCI—discretionary fundsMarch50%
YSCI—discretionary funds
July50%
​RYSC—school payments
​In line with the scheduled monthly payments
​Negotiated with regions

Data requirements

Data itemData sourceTime collected
Triennial YSCI FTE allocation reviewWorkforce ResourcingBegins April

How to apply

Schools do not need to apply for funding. Schools that meet the eligibility criteria will have entitlements calculated and paid automatically within the timeframes outlined in the Payment details section.

Further information

Refer to the student support services pages for further information regarding the YSCI.

Contact

State Schools Division
Telephone: (07) 3513 5902

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Last updated 04 January 2021