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Student Resource Package — Targeted Initiatives

Swimming in Schools (Reference 115)

The Swimming in Schools initiative is designed to increase opportunities for students to learn how to swim, and ensure they develop lifelong skills in swimming and water safety.

Swimming and water safety education is embedded across all bands of the Victorian Curriculum (F-10). By the end of Year 6, it is anticipated that students are able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge in the Victorian Water Safety Certificate (VWSC). Schools can seek the assistance of swimming providers to provide swimming and water safety programs, to assess the competencies of their students and to award VWSC through the VWSC portal.

The Swimming in Schools initiative provides funding for the delivery of swimming and water safety programs.

Funding will be distributed through the Student Resource Package.

Eligibility

Schools with the following campus types are eligible to receive Swimming in Schools funding at school level:

  • Primary
  • Primary/Secondary Combined
  • Specialist.

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

Funding allocation

Primary and Primary-Secondary Schools

Funding is allocated based on the number of Year 6 enrolments.

Schools are to use the funding to support program provision at any year level.

Specialist Schools

Funding is allocated based on the number of enrolments. 

Schools are to use the funding to support program provision at any year level.

2021 Rates

Metropolitan Victorian Government Schools — Cash ($) Allocation

  • Per Year 6 student — Primary and Primary-Secondary combined Schools — $124
  • Per Specialist School student — $124

Regional Victorian Government Schools — Cash ($) Allocation

  • Per Year 6 student — Primary and Primary-Secondary combined Schools — $158
  • Per Specialist School student — $158
Reference 115 of the SRP Guide, providing information swimming in schools funding including rates

Reviewed 11 August 2021

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