Schools are required to contribute funds to the Department of Education to access courses offered by SIDE, and schools will be invoiced for the learning area and course costs for each student who is enrolled.
Senior high schools, high schools and agricultural colleges with Year 11 and 12 students enrolled in subjects through SIDE are required by DoE to contribute funds to access those courses. Based on the assumption that the full load for a Year 11 and 12 student is, on average five (5) year long courses, each course being studied through SIDE has been determined as 0.2 FTE of a student load.
School enrolments will be cross referenced with SIDE data in March of each year. The school contribution will be based on 0.2 FTE of a student load per subject enrolled at SIDE. Adjustments for these amounts will be made to one line budgets.
District High Schools and Remote Community Schools will be invoiced for the learning area and course costs for each student enrolment. Primary Schools enrolling secondary students negotiate payment arrangements directly with the SIDE Manager Corporate Services. The default position is that SIDE invoices the school.
All non government school student registrations through SIDE are to be charged at the full recovery rate.
These rates per student are:
- Years 7-10 is $750 per term per Learning Area for Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences; and $750 per semester per subject for all other Learning Areas.
- Senior Secondary course (or equivalent) is $3,150 per year.
Two 40 minute lessons of online instruction will cost a school $6936.00 per class per year. A resource charge of $5 per language, per student will also apply.