On behalf of the Australian and Victorian Governments, Independent Schools Victoria manages specific purpose programs and administers government funding for Victoria’s Independent schools. These programs are designed to improve the educational outcomes and opportunities for students with particular types of educational disadvantage, and for programs and initiatives of national importance.
In January 2009, Independent Schools Victoria signed an agreement with the Australian Government for the 2009-2012 funding quadrennium. This agreement was subsequently extended for the 2013 year.
In administering this funding for schools, Independent Schools Victoria takes into account:
- the Commonwealth Programs for Schools Quadrennial Administrative Guidelines 2009 to 2012
- program aims set by the Australian Government
- Victorian Government initiatives
- policy directions set by the Standing Committee on School Education and Early Childhood
- the National Goals for Schooling.
Independent Schools Victoria supports schools, students and teachers through a range of Australian Government programs funded under the Schools Assistance Act 2008:
Further information about these targeted programs can be found in the Schools Assistance Regulations 2009 and the Administrative Guidelines, located on the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations website.
In addition, Independent Schools Victoria receives funding from the Australian Government for the:
Funding is received from the Victorian Government to implement the Student Support Services (Vic) and the Developing Resiliency programs.
The Victorian Independent Schools Block Grant Authority (VIS BGA) administers Capital funding for Victorian Independent schools, including the Capital Grants Program, the Interest Subsidy Scheme and Trade Training Centres.
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