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School Financial Services current procedures

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As a provider of frontline services within the department, the School Financial Services Team has responsibility for a range of grants and allowances and school related financial functions. It is the business owner of the Grants Allowances Payments System (GAPS) and manages the payment of more than $3 billion annually in state and Commonwealth funds to state schools, non-state schools, central governing bodies, long day care centres, non-departmental organisations, parents, students and hostels.

School Financial Services

Procedure Implementation Date Scope
Version
Bypass schools19-11-2019Department-wide4.1
Living Away from Home Allowances Scheme (LAFHAS)22-11-2019This procedure applies to Finance and Human Resources (HR) teams involved in the processing of Living Away from Home Allowances Scheme (LAFHAS) applications.5.2
Loans sought by Parents and Citizens' Associations01-07-2019All state schools4.0
Parents and Citizens' Associations27-09-2019All state schools, outdoor and environmental education centres, parents, and parents and citizens’ associations.5.2
Requests for Voluntary Financial Contributions22-02-2019All state schools3.0
School recovery processes for school-purchased labour13-01-2020All state schools4.2
Student banking16-04-2019All state schools3.0
Student Resource Scheme (SRS)28-07-2020All state schools. Parents of students in schools operating a Student Resource Scheme (SRS).4.3
Textbook and Resource Allowance (TRA)28-07-2020State and non-state schools who enrol eligible (see overview, below) students. Parents of students eligible to receive the Textbook and Resource Allowance (TRA).5.2
User charging06-02-2020Department-wide, customers who are charged fees5.1

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