- Empowering Local Schools
- National Partnerships - Low Socio-Economic Status School Communities
- National Partnerships - Teacher Quality
- Assisted School Travel Program
- Disability Plans
- More Support for Students with Disability Initiative
- Special Learning Needs Program
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- Students with Disabilities per Capita
- Students with Disability
Country Areas Program (CAP)Education Programs - Other Programs
CAP funds are provided to Diocesan Catholic Schools Authorities to support schools and school communities to improve the educational outcomes and opportunities of students who are educationally disadvantaged because of their geographic isolation. CAP helps isolated students to obtain similar learning outcomes as students in less isolated areas.
The program is administered under the Commonwealth Schools Assistance Act 2008 and the DEEWR Administrative Guidelines 2009 to 2013.
Annual funding is distributed to five dioceses according to the share of school enrolments of the 39 eligible CAP schools.
Commonwealth Schools Assistance Act 2008
DEEWR Administrative Guidelines: Commonwealth Programs for Non-Government Schools, 2009 to 2013/14 (2012 Update, 2013 Update to come)
Educational Accountability Requirements under the Schools Assistance Act 2008 and Associated Regulatory Frameworks
For more information please see: rde.nsw.edu.au/
CAP funding is available for projects which enhance the educational achievements and increase the opportunities and choice available to students disadvantaged by geographic isolation. These students are located in the following institutions:
- Non-government primary and secondary schools located in geographically isolated areas, or non-government distance education facilities servicing these areas; and/or
- Non-government special schools or non-government schools with special units for students with disabilities that meet the above criteria are eligible for support.
CAP funds are intended to enable projects to be conducted to meet the particular needs of geographically isolated students. They are not to be used as a substitute for funding resources or services that are the responsibility of education systems, other agencies or providers.
Diocesan Catholic Schools Authorities must ensure that CAP funds are only use for projects that support:
- Curriculum enhancement;
- Information and communication technology;
- Professional development;
- Promotion of CAP;
- School support for CAP Projects;
- Maximum 5% can be spent on Administration; and/or
- Up to $5,000 can be spent on CAP related capital items; maintenance of a CAP asset register required.