School operations

Student Resource Package – Targeted Initiatives

Head Start (Reference 116)

Head StartExternal Link 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.


Schools with the following campus types are eligible for Head Start funding at a school level:

  • Secondary
  • Primary/Secondary Combined

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

Funding allocation

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.

Operational costs

Operational costs will be funded through the Schools targeted funding governance portalExternal Link (Education account required).

Note: Arrangements have been made so mileage can be processed in eduPay and charged directly to the program area. For more information, contact

Reference 116 of the SRP Guide, providing information on Head Start funding including rates

Reviewed 01 January 2024


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