Funding for the Tutor Learning Initiative (TLI) will be provided to schools as a specific purpose payment through a Student Resource Package (SRP) credit allocation. The following arrangements apply to TLI funding:

  • Schools must only use their funding for the provision of the TLI in schools – to provide targeted teaching by a tutor to students identified as needing support.
  • Schools can use additional funds through, for example, equity funding, to expand this program.
  • This funding includes on-costs (for superannuation and payroll tax). On-costs are not separately itemised within the budget. When hiring staff, it is important to factor in these on-costs.
  • Schools are required to spend and acquit the 2022 TLI allocation during the 2022 calendar year.
  • Schools will however be able to retain unspent 2022 funding for the salary of tutors who are employed until 26 January 2023. As funding is only allocated in 2022, the unspent portion of funding will form the final 2022 credit position and rolled over into the 2023 year, as per normal SRP reconciliation processes.

To ensure schools can participate effectively in the Initiative, schools will receive a base level allocation of $25,000, with additional loadings based on student enrolments and disadvantage.

Schools will receive TLI funding for 2022 through their preliminary SRP budget, released 5 October 2022, and will be directly provided a specific purpose payment through the SRP credit allocation.

School finance contributions

Where schools have unspent credit funds in excess of $10,000 provided for the employment of teaching and support staff, a proportion of these unspent funds may be directed to support the engagement of tutors under the Tutor Learning Initiative 2021.

This proportion will be no more than 30% of the Tutor Learning Initiative allocation, providing this does not exceed 50% of its SRP credit surplus, and that a school’s remaining credit balance is greater than $10,000 as at 23 September 2021.

Planning for the Tutor Learning Initiative

The funding allocation for each school is based on a model of students receiving two or three 45-minute sessions each week in groups of no more than five students for 26 weeks. Each school is allocating this funding to meet their specific context and identified student needs across a range of time frames.

Tutor Learning Initiative: Implementation Guidance. Chapter on funding arrangements for the Tutor Learning Initiative.

Reviewed 03 October 2021

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