Investing for success



State schools will use funding to support students to achieve improved outcomes across all stages of schooling.

Duration of program



All state schools.

Expenditure guidelines

Schools are required to track usage of the 2022 Investing for Success funding through a dedicated cost centre within OneSchool. This cost centre is 2070—Great Results Guarantee/Investing for Success and all expenditure of Investing for Success funding must be charged against this cost centre.

Allocation of funds

Indicative Investing for Success school funding allocations are communicated to schools in Term 4 each year with allocations finalised in Term 1 of the payment year. Further information on the allocations and how these are calculated are available to schools on OnePortal. Principals may choose to share this information with their school communities in a variety of ways.

Funding methodology

Each school's funding includes a base component that is calculated using student enrolments and loading components to provide additional resources based on student and school characteristics.

Base amounts will be finalised using Day 8 2022 enrolment data.

Loading components that contribute to your school’s 2022 Investing for Success funding have been calculated and finalised using enrolment information collected in Semester 1, 2021. Finalising these inputs using 2021 data gives schools greater certainty about their Investing for Success funding (about half the total amount is allocated through loadings) and will help plan staffing and services for 2022​.

Base amount: $248 per student enrolled in all year levels, for all school types.


Socio-Economic Status (SES): $451 per student with an Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSED) value in the lowest quintile (Quintile 1) of Queensland values; and $253 per student with an IRSED value in Quintile 2.

Indigenous: $338 for each Indigenous student enrolled in Prep–Year 12.

Students with Disability (SWD): $338 per student with an approved EAP Profile with a score in Quartiles 3 or 4 enrolled in a mainstream school; $224 per student enrolled in a special school.

English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) (non-refugees): $2,592 for each EAL/D non-refugee student born outside Australia who had a standard lower than a ‘C' standard in English reported in Semester 1, 2020.

Refugees: $7,043 for each student enrolled who is a third-year refugee.

School location: $79 per student enrolled in a very remote school, $39 per student enrolled in a remote school, and $17 per student enrolled in an outer provincial school.

School size: $30,003 per school for medium to larger-sized primary schools (enrolments greater than 600 and less than or equal to 800) to ensure capacity and capability to manage finances.

The minimum amount of Investing for Success funding a school can receive is set at $5,633. Almost 75 very small schools (usually one-teacher schools), special purpose schools and Outdoor and Environmental Education Centres are provided with funding to ensure they receive this minimum amount.

Top-up funding is allocated to schools to ensure they receive at least the same amount of funding that was provided in the 2015 Great Results Guarantee.​

Payment details

Term 1February40% annual allocation
Term 2May10% annual allocation
Term 3July40% annual allocation
Term 4October10% annual allocation

*Payments in Terms 1 and 2 are based on indicative funding allocations (based on 2021 enrolment figures). The Term 3 payment will reflect adjustments for increases or decreases in student enrolment when 2022 enrolment data are finalised. The Term 4 payment will be 10% of the final allocation.

Data requirements

DataSourceTime collected
School enrolmentsDay 8 Staffing Enrolment CollectionFebruary 2022
Student resultsOneSchoolSemester 1 2021
Student characteristicsOneSchoolFebruary 2021
School characteristicsOneSchoolFebruary 2021
Remote Area ClassificationsAustralian Bureau of StatisticsCensus
Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSED)Australian Bureau of StatisticsCensus

How to apply

Schools do not need to apply for this funding. Entitlements will be automatically calculated and paid.


Policy Enquiry
State schools
Telephone (07) 3513 5804

Payment Enquiry
Finance Branch
Telephone (07) 3034 5817

Last updated 12 November 2021