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Student Resource Package — Core Student Learning Allocation funding (Student Based Funding)

Refer to the Resources tab for Word and PDF versions of the 2021 Confirmed Guide and other SRP resources

Policy

This policy provides information about how funding is allocated to schools through the Student Resource Package (SRP) for core student learning needs.

Details

Core student learning allocation funding is one of two types of student based funding. The other type of student based funding is Equity funding.

Student based funding represents the main funding source for all schools and comprises approximately 90% of the total SRP provided to schools.  This funding is designed to cover core teaching and learning, leadership, teaching support, professional development, relief teaching, payroll tax and superannuation costs for the school. 

The Core Student Learning Allocation is designed to recognise the differing costs associated with different levels of learning, different types and sizes of schools, and the additional costs imposed by rurality and isolation. The specific types of Core Student Learning Allocation funding are listed below.

The Guidance tab provides information about each of the specific types of Core Student Learning Allocation funding.

  • Student per capita funding Years Prep-12 Students
  • Enrolment Linked Base
  • Small School Base
  • Rural School Size Adjustment Factor
  • Core Index Stages 1-3
  • Size Adjustment Supplementation
  • Approved Early Education Program
  • Principal Salary Adjustment
  • Language and Learning Disabilities Support Program
  • Mental Health Practitioners

Not all types of funding are available to all schools. Funding is assessed according to school or campus type and student need.

Schools are expected to use SRP funds for the purpose for which it was allocated.

Supported Inclusion Schools

Supported Inclusion Schools are mainstream primary or secondary schools designed to accommodate a higher proportion of students with disability than typical mainstream schools. Supported Inclusion Schools will provide students with disability enhanced support to attend mainstream education classes to the greatest extent possible. 

For more general information on the SRP, please refer to the Student Resource Package — Overview page.

Other contacts

For queries regarding Language and Learning Disabilities Support Program (Reference 10):

Email: disability.services@education.vic.gov.au

Mental Health

Email: mental.health.practitioners@education.vic.gov.au

Department policy for schools on the allocation of SRP funds for core student learning needs

Reviewed 23 June 2021

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