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Government Programs

ISV manages Government programs for Federal and State funding applications, including Capital Grants (BGA), State Support Services, Student Resiliency and Vocational Education.

Capital funding

Capital funding for Victorian Independent schools is available through the Victorian Independent Schools Block Grant Authority (VIS BGA).

The VIS BGA administers Australian and Victorian government programs to improve educational outcomes for Independent school students by providing funding to assist with developing school infrastructure. 

VIS BGA’s primary aim is to carry out the functions of a block grant authority as described in the Australian Education Act 2013.

Programs administered through the VIS BGA are the Australian Government Capital Grants Program, the Victorian Government Capital Fund for Non-Government Schools and the Victorian Government Interest Subsidy Scheme for Non-Government Schools.

 

Schools wishing to apply for capital funding must become a BGA participant by entering into a legally binding agreement which, among other things, binds the school to: 

  • the BGA’s administrative processes and procedures;
  • the conditions surrounding applying for, accepting and managing grant funds, including the repayment of funds under particular circumstances; and
  • remain a member of the BGA for a minimum of three years.

State Support Services

Funding for specialised services to support students with demonstrated needs.

Independent Schools Victoria administers the Victorian Government’s State Support Services program which provides limited funding for specialised services to support students with demonstrated needs.

Member Schools can apply to ISV for funding so they can engage specialists to provide visiting teacher services for physically disabled/health impaired students, hearing impaired students, and vision impaired students, and speech pathologists to provide speech therapy.

Member Schools can find further information in isConnect

Student Resiliency Program

Independent Schools Victoria administers the Victorian Government’s Student Resiliency Program.

The program provides financial assistance for vulnerable student populations with the aim of supporting educational outcomes in suicide prevention.

Independent Schools Victoria supports Member Schools through the program that aims to ensure students develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will allow them to establish and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Member schools can find further information in isConnect

 

Vocational Education and Training Funding

Funding for Vocational Education and Training (VET) to independent schools.

Independent Schools Victoria administers the allocation of supplementary funding provided by the Australian Government for Vocational Education and Training (VET) to independent schools.

Allocations are determined on the number of student enrolments in Certificate II and Certificate III, and in limited cases Certificate I, based on data entered into the VASS system as at the end of April each calendar year.

Throughout the year, small amounts of extra funding might be available for specific purposes.   This allocation is determined by the data received from schools within the Survey sent to them in May of each calendar year.

Member Schools can find further information in isConnect