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Student Resource Package — Targeted Initiatives

Career Education Funding (Reference 91)

Career Education Funding (CEF) supports schools to provide career education activities for all students in Years 7 to 12.

CEF replaced managed individual pathways (MIPs) funding in 2019.

CEF accountability and reporting requirements are available at career education funding.

Funding and Eligibility

Eligible School and Campus Types:

  • Secondary
  • Primary/Secondary combined
  • Specialist
  • Spec Dev
  • Language.

Note: Hospital and Misc campuses are not eligible for CEF funding except Virtual School Victoria. Camp/outdoor schools are ineligible irrespective of their entity register classification.

Funding is calculated at the Indicative, Confirmed and Revised cycles, funding is allocated through cash funding.

For Years 7 to 9

CEF funding is based on enrolments of students in Years 7 to 9 in Victorian government secondary school settings and students aged 12 to 14 years in Victorian government specialist schools and English Language settings.

For Years 10 to 12

CEF funding is based on enrolments of students aged 15 years and over in Victorian government specialist schools and English Language settings and Years 10 to 12 in all other Victorian government secondary schools, and the school's Student Family Occupation (SFO) density.

Additional funding is provided to schools with SFO densities greater than a threshold value to support young people at risk of disengaging or not making a successful transition to further education, training or secure employment.

Calculation

For Years 7 to 9

CEF Allocation = CEF Enrolments x Base per Student Rate

Note: If a school's CEF Allocation is less than the Minimum Allocation (as identified in 'Rates' below), the school will receive the Minimum Allocation. The Minimum Allocation is set based on enrolment levels.

For Year 7

Rates — 2021
Base Per Student Rate ​— $11 per CEF enrolment
Minimum Allocation $250

For Year 8

Base Per Student Rate ​— $16 per CEF enrolment
Minimum Allocation $250

For Year 9

Base Per Student Rate ​— $36 per CEF enrolment
Minimum Allocation $500

For Years 10 to 12

CEF Allocation = Base Allocation + At Risk Allocation

Note: If a school's CEF Allocation is less than the Minimum Allocations (as identified in 'Rates' below), the school will receive the Minimum Allocation. The Minimum Allocation is set based on enrolment levels.

Base Allocation = CEF Enrolments x Base per Student Rate

At Risk Allocation (Only if the schools SFO index is greater than the SFO threshold - see 'Rates' below) = CEF Enrolments x ([School SFO Index] - [SFO Threshold]) / (1 - [SFO Threshold]) x At Risk Allocation per Student Rate.

Years 10 to 12 — per student rates

Base per student rate: $50 per CEF enrolment
At risk allocation per student rate: $559 per CEF enrolment
SFO Threshold: 0.4190

Minimum allocations:

  • <30 CEF enrolments: $208 per CEF enrolment
  • 30 to 99 CEF enrolments: $6,000 in total​
  • >=100 CEF enrolment: $10,000 in total
Career Education Funding Guidance for Department Student Resource Package — Targeted Initiatives policy

Reviewed 31 March 2021

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