QCEC is the approved agent to administer capital grants on behalf of the Australian Government Block Grant Authority (BGA) and Queensland Government Capital Assistance Authorities (CAAs).

More information about the Australian Government’s Capital Grants program is available here.

Information about the Queensland Government’s Capital guidelines can be found here.

Details of the Queensland Government’s External Infrastructure Subsidy scheme are available here.

QCEC’s role is to receive and assess applications for capital assistance from affiliated schools and make recommendations to the Minister for Education (Australian and State), make payments to schools, monitor the progress of projects and implement the Australian and State Government Guidelines as well as implement QCEC’s own Capital Guidelines and Conditions of Compliance.

2020 Capital funding round key dates

Capital round opens1 October 2019
Final submission due5.00pm 31 March 2020
New Schools Development Application (DA) approval due31 March 2020
New Schools Development approval31 March 2020
School visitsApril-May 2020
Capital Programs Online closed29 May 2020
Capital Assistance Assessment Committee8-11 June 2020
New schools NSSAB approvals due31 July 2020
Capital Reference Group Meeting4-7 August 2020
Cost recommendations to BGA/CAA19 August 2020
BGA/CAA recommendations to Minister30 September 2020
Government approvalsNov-Dec 2020