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Student Resource Package – Targeted Initiatives

National Student Wellbeing Program (Reference 117)

The National Student Wellbeing Program (NSWP) is an Australian Government program.

The NSWP provides:

  • pastoral care services
  • strategies that support the wellbeing of the broader school community.

From 1 January 2023, all Victorian schools participating in the NSWP can:

  • contract a chaplain or student wellbeing officer through a NSWP provider
  • employ a student wellbeing officer as an education support staff member.


Schools with the following campus types are eligible for NSWP funding at a campus level:

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Primary/Secondary combined
  • Special
  • Day Special
  • Special Development
  • Community

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

Funding rates

Eligible school campuses receive funding of $20,280 per year or $24,336 for schools in remote/very remote areas.


National Student Wellbeing Program chapter of the Student Resource Package — Targeted Initiatives policy

Reviewed 01 January 2024


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