Do you need to comply?

Yes. Under the Australian Education Act 2013 (Cth), all schools in receipt of Australian Government funding in a given year are required to complete the FQ in the following year.

Conditions of compliance

The Department of Education Financial Questionnaire (FQ) is an annual collection of financial information from all non-government schools/systems receiving Australian Government Recurrent Grants.

If you have to comply, what do you have to do?

Complete the FQ online for the previous calendar year (password required – supplied by the Department) by the required date (30 June each year).

What are the consequences if you don’t comply?

Independent schools receive funding from the Australian Government under the Australian Education Act 2013 (Cth) subject to the conditions which are set out in the Act and associated regulations.

The FQ is a condition under the Act.

Where a school does not complete the FQ, the Minister has the right to delay or deny the payment of Australian Government grants to the school.

ISV contacts

Nigel Bartlett
Manager, Funding and Accountability
Ph. 03 9825 7228

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