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Disability Inclusion Transition Funding (Reference 140)

The Disability Inclusion reform package introduces a new funding and support model for students with disability over a staged rollout between 2021 to 2025. Refer to: Disability Inclusion Funding and Support.

Disability Inclusion Transition Funding provides schools with funding continuity for students moving from Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD) Level funding to the new individualised disability funding model, Disability Inclusion Tier 3 Student-Level Funding.

Eligibility

Schools receive a Disability Inclusion Transition Funding allocation for students meeting the applicable eligibility requirements. Eligibility requirements vary dependent on the student’s PSD Level.

PSD Levels 5 and 6

Disability Inclusion Transition Funding is provided to schools for eligible students in this cohort until they complete their schooling.

For this cohort, eligibility is achieved when the following criterion is met:

  • the student’s PSD Level funding rate is greater than the Tier 3 funding rate.

PSD Levels 1 to 4

Disability Inclusion Transition Funding is provided to schools for eligible students in this cohort until the end of 2024.

For this cohort, eligibility is achieved when the following criteria are met:

  1. the student’s PSD Level funding rate is greater than the Tier 3 funding rate
  2. the student’s PSD Level funding eligibility is active, or ceased less than one year ago.

Calculation

Disability Inclusion Transition Funding = PSD Level funding rate − Tier 3 funding rate

Examples of Disability Inclusion Transition Funding

Example 1 – PSD Level 5 and 6

A Year 3 student attending a primary/secondary school in a Disability Inclusion rollout area in 2023 is PSD Level 5 funded. This student’s PSD funding is not subject to review. A Disability Inclusion Profile is completed for the student and results in a Tier 3 funding rate of $51,000.

The student meets the Disability Inclusion Transition Funding eligibility criteria for their cohort. The PSD Level 5 funding rate is $52,829 in 2023. The school is provided with a Tier 3 allocation at a rate of $51,000 and a Disability Inclusion Transition Funding allocation at a rate of $1,829 in 2023. The student maintains their enrolment at the school in 2024 and beyond, and the school continues to receive Disability Inclusion Transition Funding in addition to the Tier 3 funding.

Example 2 – PSD Level 1 to 4, Disability Inclusion Profile prior to PSD review year

A Year 5-age equivalent student attending a specialist school in a Disability Inclusion rollout area in 2023 is PSD Level 3 funded. This student’s PSD funding is due for review in 2024. A Disability Inclusion Profile is completed for the student and results in a Tier 3 funding rate of $27,500.

The student meets both aspects of the Disability Inclusion Transition Funding eligibility criteria for their cohort. The PSD Level 3 funding rate is $30,594 in 2023. The school is provided with a Tier 3 allocation at a rate of $27,500 and a Disability Inclusion Transition Funding allocation at a rate of $3,094 in 2023. The student maintains their enrolment at the school in 2024 and the school again receives Disability Inclusion Transition Funding in addition to the Tier 3 funding.

Example 3 – PSD Level 1 to 4, Disability Inclusion Profile after PSD review year

A Year 6 student attending a primary school in a Disability Inclusion rollout area in 2022 is PSD Level 2 funded. This student’s PSD funding is due for review in 2022. The student is moving to a secondary school in the same area in 2023 and therefore does not complete a PSD Review nor Disability Inclusion Profile in 2022.

The student technically meets both aspects of the Disability Inclusion Transition Funding eligibility criteria for their cohort from the beginning of 2023. The PSD Level 2 funding rate is $19,381 in 2023. The secondary school is provided with a Disability Inclusion Transition Funding allocation at the PSD Level 2 rate in the 2023 Confirmed SRP. The school initiates the Disability Inclusion Profile process in Term 2, which is completed in early Term 3 and results in a Tier 3 allocation at a rate of $15,000. The budget update at the end of Term 3 2023 reflects the Tier 3 allocation and the Disability Inclusion Transition Funding allocation is updated to reflect the difference of $4,381.

Enrolment, budget and reporting information

Disability Inclusion Transition Funding allocations are made according to Disability Inclusion Profiles completed prior to budget-critical dates early in each term.

Where enrolment details are not correct in CASES21 prior to budget critical dates each term, Disability Inclusion Transition Funding cannot be guaranteed. Enrolment details for new or current students must be promptly reflected in CASES21.

Where a student transfers during the school year, resources remaining for the year will be adjusted and made available to the new school from the commencement of the next school term. The SRP is revised at the end of each term to capture these changes.

Schools should make local arrangements to transfer resources for enrolment changes occurring during terms.

Where agreement has been reached that a student is enrolled and attends 2 schools, the allocation will be provided on a pro-rata basis that is consistent with the enrolment details contained in CASES21.

Schools are provided with School Resource Notifications that provide an indication of a student’s annual funding rate at the finalisation of their Disability Inclusion Profile. Disability Inclusion Transition Funding information will be provided in the School Resource Notifications where applicable.

Accurate allocation information is provided to schools through termly Disability Inclusion Tier 3 and Disability Inclusion Transition Funding allocation reports. Allocation details in these reports should be reviewed against School Resource Notifications and students’ CASES21 enrolment information. Any queries can be raised through an email to the Disability Inclusion Outcomes mailbox at disability.inclusion.outcomes@education.vic.gov.au

Reconciliation requests can be logged via the Services PortalExternal Link and will only be considered on a one-term basis. Requests for budget adjustments cannot be considered beyond the previous term.

Reference 140 of the SRP Guide, providing information on Disability Inclusion Transition Funding including eligibility and rates

Reviewed 02 January 2023

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