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Disability Inclusion Transition Funding

Disability Inclusion Transition Funding will be provided to support schools to transition to the new Disability Inclusion approach, giving schools and families more confidence to engage with the Disability Inclusion Profile process.

Disability Inclusion Transition Funding gives schools greater budget certainty to plan for and provide adjustments for Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD) eligible students as they transition to Disability Inclusion.

Summary of Disability Inclusion Transition Funding settings

Disability Inclusion Transition Funding ensures that schools receive either the same amount of student-level funding or more, under Disability Inclusion.

Disability Inclusion Transition Funding applies to scenarios where a PSD-eligible student completes a Disability Inclusion Profile that results in a Tier 3 funding allocation at a rate lower than PSD funding allocation. Under these conditions, Disability Inclusion Transition Funding provides for the difference between the PSD allocation and the Tier 3 allocation, ensuring continuity of funding.

Schools do not need to complete any additional documentation to receive Disability Inclusion Transition Funding: the funding will be applied automatically through a line item in schools’ budgets where appropriate.

Timeframes

Disability Inclusion Transition Funding is time-limited, with the length of time dependent on a student’s circumstances:

  • For level 5 or level 6 PSD-eligible students, Disability Inclusion Transition Funding will apply until the student leaves school.
  • For level 1–4 PSD-eligible students whose PSD eligibility is due to cease in 2022, Disability Inclusion Transition Funding applies until the end of 2023.
  • For all other level 1–4 PSD-eligible students Disability Inclusion Transition Funding applies until the end of 2024.
  • The Victorian Government will review Disability Inclusion Transition Funding for this cohort by 2024 and advise schools of any changes to apply from 2025 onwards.

Further support

Schools are encouraged to contact their Regional Implementation Team contact with any questions:

Your Regional Implementation Team contact can assist with any questions you may have including (for example) timing to deliver Disability Inclusion Profiles for PSD students.

Includes information on Disability Inclusion Transition Funding settings, timeframes and further support

Reviewed 16 September 2022

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