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.

2021 Capital funding round key dates

Capital round opens26 October 2020
New School Demographics reports due2 November 2020
Capital Applications to BGA/CAA due 5:00pm31 March 2021
New School Development Application Approval31 March 2021
Existing School DA - provision of pre-lodgement meeting minutes31 March 2021
School VisitsApril- May 2021
Capital Programs Online Close21 May 2021
Capital Assistance Assessment Committee meeting7-10 June 2021
New Schools Non-State Schools Accreditation Board Approvals30 June 2021
Capital Assistance Reference Group Project Cost Review Meeting2-5 August 2021
Cost recommendations to BGA/CAA16 August 2021
BGA/CAA recommendations to relevant Ministers30 September 2021
Government ApprovalsNov-Dec 2021