APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDING
To apply for funding for Teaching and Learning Programs please CLICK HERE to access application forms.
Sources of Funding
- Australian Government Funding - Recurrent
- Australian Government Funding - Targeted
- State Government Funding
Australian Government Funding - Recurrent
The Australian Government funds non-government schools under the Schools Assistance Act 2008.
Australian Government recurrent funding for non-government schools is allocated on the basis of a school's SES score, which is calculated using ABS census data..
A range of accountability requirements are attached to the receipt of Australian Government funding. These are outlined in the Schools Assistance Act 2008, corresponding Regulations and funding agreements.
Australian Government Funding - Targeted
Australian Government funded programs are administered by the Association of Independent Schools of South Australia (AISSA) and the SA Independent Schools Targeted Programs Authority Inc (SAISTPA).
- National Partnerships
- The Australian Government Quality Teacher Program (AGQTP)
- The National School Drug Education Strategy (NSDES)
- Values, Civics and Citizenship
- Literacy, Numeracy and Special Learning Needs Program
- Engish as a Second Language - New Arrivals Program
- Country Areas Program
- Vocational Education
- National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools.
Detailed information regarding the above programs can be found in the Teaching & Learning Area.
State Government Funding
The SA State Recurrent Grant for Non-Government schools incorporates a per capita allocation and a needs component.
Per capita funding is distributed at a rate of 1:1.39 (primary to secondary) based on the average enrolment of the school. In South Australia Yr 7 is defined as a primary year level. The needs component is allocated on the characteristics of the school and its students, collected on a yearly basis from each school.
In 2010 the State Government committed $36 million over four years (2010-2014) for students with specific educational disadvantage.
Accountability requirements for the receipt of the SA State Recurrent Grant are outlined in the State Funding Deed.