2009-10 State Budget Department of Education and Training Stakeholders’ Briefing
2008-09 Achievements • Five day intensive professional development on the teaching of literacy to all Years 1 to 3 state school teachers • Believe, Achieve, Succeed Strategy • Completion of Early Years Centres at Caboolture and Nerang • The launch of the Queensland Skills Plan 2008 • Completion of the Queensland Skills Plan, Skills First initiative
State and National Imperatives Queensland Government’s plan for Tomorrow’s Queensland – Q2 Lead agency for SMART ambition targets Council of Australian Government’s (COAG) early childhood, education and training agenda and targets
2009-10 Budget $7.8b in recurrent funding $1.7b in infrastructure (including $882m in infrastructure as part of the Australian Government's Building the Education Revolution)
Non-state schools and community groups $493.6m in recurrent and capital funding to non-state schools $3.4m to support a number of community organisations that provide support for students with special needs Commitment of $50m in 2010-11 to the non-state schooling sector for new schools, or the extension of existing school facilities, to cater specifically for disengaged young people
Early Childhood Education and Care $15.4m for kindergarten infrastructure More than $40 million for community kindergartens as well as gradually implementing a kindergarten program in other settings, including long day care. Early Years Centres at Browns Plains and Cairns $8.4m for early childhood education and care services at Nanango, Beenleigh, Toowoomba North, Ayr, The Gap, Beaudesert and Acacia Ridge Nine integrated Indigenous Child and Family Centres rolled out over five years, in partnership with the Australian Government $3.6m to expand child care capacity in Moura, Clermont, Moranbah, Theodore, Blackwater and Middlemount
Literacy, Numeracy and Science $72.3m over three years for literacy and numeracy initiatives In 2009-10 $20.3m for: additional teachers to provide 10-20 hours of intensive teaching for year and five students not meeting national standards up to 80 literacy and numeracy coaches 72 summer schools to assist year 5-7 students and professional development for teachers. $43.5m over three years for the Science Spark Program In 2009-10 $11.1m for: 100 new science teachers in primary schools roll out of professional development for primary teachers beginning the expansion of Earth Smart Science schools from 60 to 1000.
Support for Indigenous students $1.6m to support Torres Strait, Cape York and Palm Island secondary student studying away from home $2.5m for the Indigenous Education Support Structures pilot in state schools and funding for non-state schools Capital expenditure of $16.7m and recurrent expenditure of $3.3m to complete provision of Pre-prep early learning programs
Teaching and Learning 350 full-time equivalent teachers and teacher aides to meet enrolment growth. $4.5m to provide an additional 5,000 teacher aide hours (Prep to Year 7) Over $48m in professional development. $10,000 increase in school grants from 2010 school year Extra $3000 for identified disadvantaged area schools
Teaching and Learning (cont) In 2009-10: $3m to support the implementation of the QCAR $2.8m for the pilot program Every Child Counts $1.2m to support the Edmund Rice Bridge Program $8.3m to implement Australian Sign Language (Auslan) $100m for Smart Classrooms initiatives $20m for Computers for Teachers program $113m for additional computers under the Australian Government’s Digital Education Revolution Queensland Education Leadership Institute
Training and Skilling Queensland In 2009-10 the budget for VET is $1.168 billion which includes: $27.3m to create additional training places $10.3m to Skilling Solutions Queensland to better meet the needs of particular industries and client groups $4.8m to support a range of industry engagement models $343m to provide priority training through the public provider network $203m to develop the skills of apprentices and trainees $2.7m for the Training Initiatives for Indigenous Adults in Regional and Remote Communitiesprogram.
Education Infrastructure $301m as part of the State Schools of Tomorrow program $149m to undertake work at six schools, make land acquisitions and provide additional classrooms at existing schools $100m to replace and enhance facilities at existing schools $43.7m to continue the solar and energy efficiency program in schools $11m to acquire new and refurbish existing employee housing $126.1m for school maintenance $22.4m for maintenance of employee housing Public Private Partnership Schools Project which will build, operate and maintain seven new state schools in high growth areas
Training Infrastructure $136.6m for constructing, refurbishing and modernising training facilities including: Coomera Education Precinct of the Gold Coast Institute of TAFE Skills Tech Australia major trade and technician skills campus at Acacia Ridge Townsville trade and technician skills campus Nambour campus of the Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE Cairns campus of the Tropical North Institute of TAFE
Building the Education Revolution $1.168 billion for Building the Education Revolution initiatives National School Pride Primary Schools for the 21st Century Secondary Schools for the 21st Century $61.1m for Trade Training Centres in Schools Program to upgrade or build new training facilities for schools
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