Catholic Education Commission of Victoria (CECV) schools
A similar process of interview, assessment, reports, writing of individual learning plans and submission to obtain funding is followed by Catholic schools.
Use of funding
- The Catholic system differs from the State system in that funding is not linked directly to your child but rather the CECV considers all the submissions from a particular school and then makes an inclusive funding grant to that school for their integration program. The Principal and other relevant school personnel decide how best to use these funds to support the program in conjunction with other resources and staffing within their school.
- The CECV submissions cover much the same areas of ability assessment as the State schools.
Levels of funding
As stated above, your child is not individually funded by the CECV, but as a guide Catholic schools receive approximately one third to one half of the state government schools level of funding.
- There are two rounds for new applicants, and on-going submissions are usually due prior to these. Check the closing dates with your Archdiocese.
- An application has to be completed annually. For more information on the Student with Disabilities program click here to find your local Diocese.
Source of funding
Commonwealth government, supplemented by the CECV
Independent (AISV) schools
Independent schools may include schools under the auspices of religious organisations other than CECV or schools that follow a particular educational philosophy e.g. Steiner.
It should be noted that in 2014, funding arrangements for independent schools changed and funding previously received as part of the Commonwealth Targetted Funding Program has been replaced by increased recurrent funding to each school which includes a loading for students with disabilities. This means the school is no longer funded according to student funding submissions.