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

Camps Payment (Reference 144)

School camps (domestic) overnight on call

This funding line is provided to schools to pay teachers and education support staff attending domestic overnight camps during term time for 8 hours on call at 50% from 11 pm to 7 am for each night on camp.

Employees who are required to attend a school camp are regarded as being on call and available to perform duties during the overnight period between 11 pm to 7 am and will attract 50% time-in-lieu for the 8-hour period (that is, 4 hours’ time in lieu). Payment for this time-in-lieu is calculated at 100% of a teacher’s hourly rate or 150% of an education support class employees’ hourly rate.

Schools have full flexibility to determine the appropriate allocation of the funding across their individual school camp program including longer camps for certain year levels and subject specialisations. Whilst schools will have different camp arrangements across student cohorts, this funding is calculated based on an average 3-day camp (2 overnights) for students in year levels from Grade 2 to Grade 6, and secondary schools from every year level from Year 7 to Year 12.

All school and campus types are eligible. The following 2 schools are not funded: Parkville College and Victorian School of Languages. Small rural schools as defined by the eligibility of Rural School Size Adjustment Factor (Reference 4) get an additional Rural Loading.

Eligibility

Schools with the following school types are eligible for the on-call payment funding at a campus level:

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Primary/Secondary Combined
  • Special Schools
  • Language
  • Camp

The allocations have the following specific elements:

  • mainstream school specific per student rate + 40% loading if it is designated rural
  • index specialist schools specific per student rate + 40% loading if it is designated rural
  • camp schools specific per student rate + 40% loading if it is designated rural
  • small schools have a funding floor to provide a minimum.

The funding is calculated to provide primary schools with funding to cover the overnight on-call payment for, on average, a 3-day camp for all students in all year levels from Grade 2 to Grade 6 and to secondary schools to cover the overnight on-call payments for, on average, a 3-day camp for all students in every year level from Year 7 to Year 12.

Calculation

All student enrolments from Grade 2 onwards are eligible to receive funding.

Formula

Funding for each school = Rate × Eligible enrolments. Small schools have a funding floor as defined below.

Eligible enrolments = All enrolments except Prep and Grade 1.

Rates

Mainstream/Language school rate: $50.58

Special School rate: $168.60

Camp Schools rate: $384.92

Special campus of mainstream schools funded at special school rate.

Funding floor for small school

Mainstream/Camp/Language: $512.45 total for 0 to 9.9 enrolments and $1,024.89 total for 10 to 19.9 enrolments.

Special: $1,708.16 total for 0 to 9.9 enrolments and $3,416.31 total for 10 to 19.9 enrolments.

Rural loading

Rural loading = 40%

Eligibility for rural loading is the same as defined for Rural School Size Adjustment Factor (Reference 4).

Other relevant information

Schools are also reminded that the 2024 school budgets provide casual relief teaching (CRT) cover for one professional practice day (PPD) in 2024. If schools hold a common PPD in 2024, this CRT funding can be flexibly redeployed towards any time-in-lieu arrangements.

The full and updated guidelines for time-in-lieu are available here:

Reference 144 of the SRP Guide, providing information on camps payment

Reviewed 31 December 2023

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