Base school allocation

The base school allocation provides funding for the core cost of educating each student and operating a school. This includes staffing (teaching, school administrative and support and non-teaching staff) and operational components.


The staffing allocation is provided on the basis of published enrolment and entitlement reports. Where applicable, this may include allocations such as Quality teaching, successful students (QTSS) and Schools as community centres (SaCCs). Equity positions shown on published enrolment and entitlement reports are funded through the relevant equity loading.

Operational funding

Operational funding reflects the school type and includes:

  • school operational funding
  • utilities
  • per capita allocation
  • location
  • urgent minor maintenance
  • teaching principal’s relief
  • initiative funding
  • site specific.

Go to the operational funding page for more information.

School operational funding (SOF)

School operational funding is provided to support the operation of the school.

Allocations are based on published enrolment and entitlement reports and nine input parameter rates generated by school type.

Go to the operational funding page for more information.


Remote and/or isolated schools receive funding through the location allocation in the base. Location funding is made up of 2 components: remoteness and isolation.

Schools are classified according to the ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) Remoteness Structure.

  • Remoteness funding is available to schools with a remoteness area classification of outer regional, remote, very remote or migratory.
  • Isolation funding is available to all schools except for those with a remoteness area classification of major cities of Australia.

Schools have the flexibility to decide how these resources will be best used to address school needs associated with remoteness and/or isolation. Schools use funds in the year they are received.

Go to the location page for more information.

Staff only information

Staff can find more information on our Strategic Schools Resourcing intranet.

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