Review of Regional Schooling Resource Standards Loadings


The National School Resourcing Board (the Board), established under section 128 of the Australian Education Act 2013 (the Act) is required to conduct a review of Regional Schooling Resource Standard Loadings

Terms of Reference

The terms of reference require the Board to consider funding provided to regional and remote schools, provide findings and make recommendations relating to the current settings for the school location and school size loadings and the data informing the loadings. The Board will take into consideration:

  • previous research on funding for schools in regional or remote areas
  • the level of resources used to support schools in regional and remote areas from other loadings as well as from other programs and government agencies
  • the level of funding provided by approved system authorities to member schools for students attending a regional or remote school under each system’s needs-based funding arrangements; and
  • any significant variations related to school setting or context, including in-school delivery of education for boarding students.

The review will not consider the capacity to contribute arrangements for non-government schools.


In undertaking its review, the Board will consult with stakeholders from both the government and non-government sector, and invite submissions from relevant parties.

The Board will provide states and territories the opportunity to provide feedback on draft findings of the review.


The Board will provide its final report to the Australian Government Minister for Education by 1 May 2021.