Review of needs-based funding requirements


The National School Resourcing Board (the Board) has been commissioned to conduct a review of needs-based funding requirements for approved system authorities as defined in the Australian Education Act 2013  

Terms of Reference

Terms of reference require the Board to consult with the sector to:

  • support the development of a shared understanding of the legislative requirements placed on approved system authorities to distribute all Australian Government recurrent funding and to have a needs-based funding arrangement
  • identify and make recommendations on:
    • additional guidance required from the Commonwealth to support compliance by approved system authorities with the legislative requirement to have a needs-based funding arrangement
    • future actions by the department and approved system authorities that would support a comprehensive assessment in a subsequent compliance review of needs-based funding arrangements.


The Board has consulted through a public submission process, and will hold targeted face-to-face meetings.

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Public submissions

On 28 May 2019, an issues paper was released by the Board inviting public submissions.

Public submissions closed at 5.00pm (AEST) on 28 June 2019.

A Final Report

The Minister for Education approved an extension of the report to December 2019. 

For more information

Please see the following: