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Student Resource Package — Targeted Initiatives

Jobs, Skills and Pathways Coordination (Reference 127)

Jobs, Skills and Pathways Coordination provides funding for schools to help with the coordination and delivery of vocational and applied learning programs, in particular, Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students (VDSS), work related learning and the VCE Vocational Major and Victorian Pathways Certificate.

The key objectives of Jobs, Skills and Pathways Coordination funding are to:

  • support schools with the administrative burden of delivering vocational and applied learning
  • provide schools with additional support in coordinating the delivery of high-quality vocational and applied learning pathways.

For further information, refer to the department’s policy on Vocational and Applied Learning Coordination and Delivery Support for Schools.

Eligibility

In 2023 and 2024, the following schools are eligible to receive funding for Jobs, Skills and Pathways Coordination:

  • mainstream government schools with a senior secondary program, and all specialist schools with senior secondary aged students.

Calculation

Each school will receive a flat amount equivalent to 0.3 FTE of an Education Support Staff salary level 1 range 4–6.

Funding is calculated at the Confirmed cycle and is allocated through cash funding.

Rate

2023 rate = $123,579.99 (Education Support Staff salary level 1 range 4–6, including payroll tax and superannuation).

2023 Indicative per annum amount per school, based on 0.3 FTE of Education Support Staff salary, level 1 range 4–6 = $37,074.00

Further information

Further information about the functions the funding can be used for and some examples of how the funding can be used are available at Vocational and Applied Learning Coordination and Delivery Support for Schools.

To record expenditure against this funding, schools should activate a CASES21 code within the 8950-8999 range (Vocational Education and Training) and add the title ‘JSP Coordination’.

The funding is currently available for 2023 and 2024 only. Please note when using the Jobs, Skills and Pathways Coordination funding in the employment of new staff in one or multiple schools, consideration must be made on the employment conditions of fixed term and ongoing staff and the implications for the school/s with funding only given to the role for 1 or 2 years.

Contact information

Contact Senior Secondary Pathways Reform Taskforce: pathways.reform@education.vic.gov.au

Information on Jobs, Skills and Pathways (JSP) coordination

Reviewed 01 February 2023

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