Targeted funding

Many students have particular learning needs that benefit from targeted individual support. Funding for individual support enables schools to respond to additional student learning needs.

The Resource Allocation Model (RAM) delivers targeted funding to provide personalised learning and support for eligible students.

The targeted component of the RAM includes individual funding for:

  • students from refugee backgrounds who have been enrolled in an Australian school for less than 3 years
  • newly arrived English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D) students at the beginning and emerging phases of English language proficiency
  • students with disability in mainstream classes who require moderate to high levels of adjustment and access support through integration funding support.

Targeted funding must be used in the calendar year for which it is provided.

Schools must report on the impact of targeted student support funding in their annual report to meet reporting requirements.

Staff only information

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  • School operations

Business Unit:

  • Finance
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