Head Start (Reference 116)
is an apprenticeship and traineeship pathway for secondary students. Head Start students are encouraged to spend more time doing important, paid, on-the-job training while completing their senior secondary certificate.
No 2023 Indicative Student Resource Package (SRP) is available as recruitment is underway for the program and host schools may change. This will only be applicable from 2023 Confirmed SRP.
Schools with the following campus types are eligible for Head Start funding at a school level:
- Primary/Secondary Combined
The following special school campuses are also eligible for Head Start funding:
- Ballarat Specialist School (4762) – Gillies Street Campus
- Eastern Ranges School (5309) – Eastern Ranges School Campus
Funding is calculated at the Indicative, Confirmed and Revised cycles. Funding is allocated through credit funding.
SRP credit funding will be provided to participating schools that host Head Start staff.
Funding will cover salary and will be allocated based on salary rates and time fractions of Head Start staff employed in each cluster.
Reviewed 21 June 2023