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Student Resource Package — School Specific Programs

Alternative Settings Teachers (Reference 47)

Other/Alternative Programs

​Flexible learning options provide alternative, tailored education and support for children and young people who are disengaged, or have been identified as at risk of disengaging, from mainstream school. They provide an opportunity for disengaged or at-risk children and young people to achieve positive learning outcomes through engagement in a more flexible learning environment, coupled with wellbeing supports. For further information, refer to the Department’s policy on Flexible Learning Options.

Lower teacher to student ratios are allocated to these settings to provide a tailored and supportive learning environment for a small number of students whose needs are not being met through mainstream settings.

Alternative Settings Teachers should use the Department’s re-engagement guidelines to develop their programs to support at risk and vulnerable students, refer to ​Re-engagement Programs.

Teacher salary charges to schools will continue to be based on actual payroll debits for individual staff as reflected on eduPay. This includes the actual cost of annual leave loading and all allowances, such as higher duties and special payments. Also included are non-cash benefits for teachers.

All Alternative Settings Teacher funding allocations are determined by regional offices.

Funding is calculated at the Indicative cycle and may be updated at the Confirmed cycle, and is allocated through credit and cash funding.

Rates 2022

Sector Credit ($) Cash ($) Total ($)
Primary 118,496 3,085 121,581
Secondary 119,535 1,614 121,149
Reference 47 of the SRP Guide, providing information on alternative settings teachers funding including rates

Reviewed 17 January 2022

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