Support for schools
Annual Contracts team
The department supports schools to meet their mandatory compliance obligations through the work of the School Asset Assessments Unit (SAAU) which supports schools with managing their annual contracts. The VSBA Annual Contracts team has been established to support schools directly with guidance and support and can be contacted at and .
School maintenance plans
In addition, the School Asset Leadership team provides direct guidance and support to schools on request and the School Maintenance Advice and Planning team provides support to schools to complete and operationalise their school maintenance plans. These teams can be contacted through the VSBA on .
Asset Information Management System
Over 2021 and 2022, the VSBA is rolling out a new Asset Information Management System (AIMS) to all schools. AIMS will make it easier for schools to manage their assets and related compliance obligations within a single portal.
As schools gradually transition to using AIMS, they will be provided with a transition date, staff training and support. Schools not yet provided access to AIMS must continue to maintain manual records that reflect the completion of compliance obligations. Refer to the department's advice on for further information.
Routine maintenance funding
Schools should fund their private drinking water supply responsibilities from their Student Resource Package (SRP) funding.
The Maintenance and Minor Works funding line is allocated to schools to meet costs associated with repairs and maintenance.
Emergency maintenance funding
In some situations where a school has insufficient funds for critical repairs costing $5,000 or more, they may apply for assistance through the VSBA’s Emergency Maintenance Program. For more information, refer to the Guidance tab of the policy.
Department of Health
Reviewed 30 August 2022