STAR funding rates
Operational funding is the money a board of trustees receives from the Government to implement the goals of the school's charter, and to run the school.
The Funding, Staffing and Allowances Handbook Chapter 1, Appendix 3 includes information on operational funding and its components. It includes STAR-related funding information including rates.
STAR funding is provided for a specific purpose, and should be used for that purpose alone.
- is a capped resource available to state and integrated schools
- is roll related, and year 11 to year 13+ students generate the funding pool
- goes into the school's operational grant, where it is tagged for the purposes of STAR
- calculations do not cover foreign fee-paying students and adult students.
STAR excluded list (SEL)
School subjects, for which there are achievement standards and non-vocational unit standards as well as religious study courses, may not be resourced using STAR funding.
The STAR excluded list (SEL) sets out the learning experiences that are ineligible for STAR funding.
Resource H is the current SEL [PDF; 86kb]
Exemptions are considered in some rare cases. In the first instance, talk this through with the pathway advisors/facilitator, who may suggest that you make a formal application for an exemption.
An effectively completed exemption form explains how the proposed course relates to an individual student's specific career pathway and transition to work or further learning. Completing the form in consultation with the regional STAR advisor will also help.
The exemption process will be done on a student-by-student basis, and not for whole class groups.
Resource I is a copy of the exemption form and instructions on how to apply [Word; 55kb]
The new level 1 achievement standards in Home Economics and Technology have new domains and the list will be amended in December 2010 to cater for these.
There should be no effect of the Alignment of Standards project on the SEL. Where standards have been reviewed, they should retain the same status in regard to eligibility for STAR funding. This means that for any standards that in the past were eligible for STAR funding, the reviewed version of the standards will remain eligible. Note that a very small number of standards have changed domain and the list has been amended to cater for these.
Further amendments will be published, if necessary, as the reviewed levels 2 and 3 standards become available in December 2011 and 2012 respectively.