Finance and Compliance

Funding distribution

The Queensland Catholic Education Commission has responsibility for state-wide policy making and for action in the areas of:

  • funding (distribution of, negotiations concerning and accountability for the funding of Catholic schools by the Commonwealth Government and the State Government)
  • research and collection of statistical, financial and educational data relevant to the Commission’s prime functions.

The Commission’s Finance Committee reviews funding distribution arrangements for all programs and recommends to the Commission arrangements for each program for formal endorsement.

These arrangements take into account:

  • the need for transparency in the Commission’s financial operations
  • the need for good administrative practice, i.e. appropriate authority and adequate documentation to facilitate the making of payments
  • the need for a fair and equitable outcome in terms of student, school and community needs.

Full details are available in the Group Funding Guidelines 2018 – 2023.

Government programs available to Catholic schools that are being administered by the Commission are listed in the Government Programs section of this website.

The Queensland Catholic Education Commission has an appeals process that applies to all government funding programs where the Commission is responsible for and has endorsed arrangements for the distribution of funds. The endorsed arrangements refer to the Program Funding Arrangements approved by the Commission on an annual basis.

Government Programs

Capital Programs

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Reporting Timetable

2018 Reporting Timetable

There are a number of data collections that occur each year, some of them are government collections, others are to fulfil requirements that meet funding accountabilities or to provide statistical data for annual reporting on Catholic schools.

This facility is intended to help authorities with their planning.

 Procedure for the Accreditation and Funding of Non-State Schools

Application forms and information booklets can be obtained from the following websites:-

To apply for Australian Government funding for new schools, an Approved Authority Application (AAA) form will need to be completed by QCEC at the beginning of each year. Please click here for a copy of the AAA form. Schooling authorities are required to complete Parts B, C and E and email the completed form to QCEC at DataCollections@qcec.catholic.edu.au.

Please contact Cyrus Li on (07) 3316 5833  if you require any assistance.