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Student Resource Package – Core Student Learning Allocation Funding (Student-Based Funding)

Approved Early Education Program (Reference 7)

A defined group of specialist schools maintain early education programs for pre-school aged children with a disability between the ages of 2 years and 8 months and 4 years and 8 months. Funding is allocated at a school level.


Schools must operate a department-approved Early Education Program to be eligible for funding. For further details, including a list of relevant schools, see the Early Education Programs PAL page.


Approved Early Education funding is calculated as:

Agreed FTE at school level × Funding rate

Note: Furlong Park School for Deaf Children is the exception.

Funding is calculated at the Indicative budget cycle. Funding is allocated through credit and cash funding.

Rates 2024

Funding rate = $29,736 and Furlong Park School for Deaf Children rate: $36,351

Reference 7 of the SRP Guide, setting out funding allocation to approved early education programs

Reviewed 25 March 2024

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