School operations

Student Resource Package – Equity Funding (Student-Based Funding)

Mobility (Reference 14)

Schools with high levels of student mobility over a sustained period of time receive mobility funding. This funding should be used by schools to design and provide programs that are specific to the needs of mobile students.

Schools eligible for mobility funding are those with a transient enrolment density equal to or greater than 10% when averaged over 3 years and must have mobility enrolments in all 3 years. The transient enrolment density for each school is a measure of the number of students who enrolled at the school during abnormal times as defined by the following criteria:

  • Students who enrolled at the school in the previous year after the mid-year census and up to 30 November OR who enrolled in the current year between 1 March and the current mid-year census are counted as transient enrolments.

Transient enrolment density is calculated as the school’s transient enrolment divided by the total school enrolments provided in the August census of the previous year.


Schools with the following campus types are eligible for mobility funding at campus level if they meet the transient criteria above:

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Primary/Secondary Combined
  • Community.

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


Mobility funding = Base + (Total transient enrolments × Student per capita rate)

Example: a school with 25 transient enrolments would calculate their funding as:

Base + (Total transient enrolments (25) × Student per capita rate)

Rates – 2024

  • Base rate $2,786
  • Per capita $387
Reference 14 of the SRP Guide, setting out eligibility and rates for mobility funding

Reviewed 31 December 2023

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