2 Department of Education

Agency Outline

The Department of Education is responsible for the delivery of public early years and school education, adult and community education and library and archive services throughout Tasmania. The Department is responsible to the Minister for Education and Training, Hon Jeremy Rockliff MP.

The Department's services are focussed on providing Tasmanians with the opportunity to continue to learn and reach their potential, to lead fulfilling and productive lives and to contribute positively to the community. More broadly the services recognise that education is a key driver for both economic and social reform.

Service delivery is provided through the following areas:

       Early Years and Schools;

       LINC Tasmania; and

       Government Education and Training International (GETI).

Early Years and Schools educational services are provided through 12 child and family centres and 195 schools (including the Early Childhood Intervention Service (ECIS) and senior secondary schools). In 2015, services are provided to 60 391 full‑time equivalent students from Pre‑kindergarten (ECIS) to Senior Secondary. Educational leadership is provided through regional Learning Services with a focus on school improvement and the Government's key education priorities. Early Years and Schools is also responsible for the regulation of early childhood education and care services.

The aim of Early Years and Schools is to deliver on the Government's policy to lead the nation in education and create a job ready generation. Key priorities to meet this goal include:

       the continuation of extending schools in rural and regional communities to Year 12 to improve retention rates;

       continuing to provide opportunities for quality literacy and numeracy for all students from Kindergarten to Year 12 and achieve benchmarks above the national standard through targeted assistance by 25 literacy and numeracy specialists;

       strengthening the approach to career development in schools, and building on the general capabilities of the Australian Curriculum through the implementation of My Education;

       continuing to provide quality education programs and services for students and families living with disabilities;

       ensuring quality education programs and services for young children and their families, so they develop as confident and curious learners prior to commencing full‑time school;

       continuing to deliver Launching into Learning and support to families, especially in communities with the greatest need;

       continuing to enable students to successfully develop 21st century competencies as an integral part of Kindergarten to Year 12 curriculum implementation through the Early Years Learning Framework and Australian Curriculum;

       continuing to build a culture of respect and shared values which supports schools to focus on quality teaching and learning, leading to creative and innovative approaches that meet the needs of all students;

       a strategic focus on improving the quality of teaching using professional learning to build capacity for both school leaders and teachers; and

       the continuation of the implementation of the State's Fairer Funding Model, as part of the Students First education reforms, to ensure that resources are targeted where most needed across schools.

LINC Tasmania is a statewide network that gives Tasmanians access to library services, research and information, adult literacy support, community learning, online access, and archive and heritage services.

GETI brokers education services for international students looking to study in Tasmania. It also provides a diverse range of support services for international students while studying here, and manages offshore TasTAFE programs in Kuwait, the Philippines and China.

The Department also provides a centralised corporate support function to TasTAFE (a separate statutory authority).

This chapter provides the Department's financial information for 2015‑16 and over the Forward Estimates period (2016‑17 to 2018‑19). Further information on the Department is provided at www.education.tas.gov.au.


 

Key Deliverables

Table 2.1 provides a summary of the Budget and Forward Estimate allocations for key deliverables within the Department.

Table 2.1: Key Deliverables Statement

 

2015‑16)

Budget)

2016‑17)
Forward)
Estimate)

2017‑18)
Forward)
Estimate)

2018‑19)
Forward)
Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Infrastructure funding including Reinvigorating Tasmanian High Schools1

 

 

 

 

Kings Meadows High School

1 000

4 000

....

....

Latrobe High School

2 000

8 000

....

....

LINC Tasmania Burnie

800

2 000

....

....

Parklands High School

200

4 800

....

....

Prospect High School

500

8 000

....

....

Riverside High School

....

....

2 400

7 200

School of Special Education North

2 600

....

....

....

School of Special Education North West

3 700

....

....

....

Smithton High School

1 400

5 600

....

....

Taroona High School

2 100

....

....

....

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy and Numeracy Specialists

2 004

2 498

2 674

2 674

School Health Nurses

995

1 443

1 690

1 690

Students First2,3

77 753

88 486

86 649

83 904

Supporting Tasmanian Teacher Assistants

1 100

1 100

1 100

1 100

Wynyard High School Trades Room

180

.

.

.

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. A complete list of Capital Investment Projects is available in the Capital Investment Program section Table 2.5.

2. The total includes cumulative additional Australian Government and State Government funding for the Government school sector under the Students First education reforms that commenced from 1 January 2014. Part of the Australian Government increase offsets funding that was previously provided through National Partnership Program funding. The Australian Government component is a provisional allocation to the extent that it is subject to finalisation of enrolments and loadings in each school year, as well as any refinements of the resourcing model by the Australian Government.

3. The 2015‑16 Budget estimate of $77.8 million is an increase of $21.5 million on the estimate for 2014‑15 of $56.3 million. The increase reflects funding already provided for under the Students First education reforms and an adjustment to the Australian Government base largely due to data corrections post the 2014‑15 Budget.

 

Additional Infrastructure funding including Reinvigorating Tasmanian High Schools

The Government has committed an additional $56.3 million over four years to a range of new infrastructure projects in schools and the LINC at Burnie. Further information is provided in the Capital Investment Program section of this chapter.

Autism Specific Unit

Funding of $170 000 has been provided in 2015‑16 to support the operation of an autism specific unit being piloted at Lindisfarne North Primary School which commenced earlier this year. This will provide one additional Advanced Skills Teacher to the School for three years.

Literacy and Numeracy Specialists

The Government has a fundamental commitment to raising educational standards in Tasmania and to work with and support education professionals in the State. The focus has continued for Tasmania to be at, or above, the national standard in every single NAPLAN measurement and meet the national benchmarks in the next five years. Funding of $2.0 million will be spent in 2015‑16 which is the second year of the Government's election commitment that has employed 25 new specialist literacy and numeracy teachers. The specialist teachers are focussing on working with Year 7 to 9 students, who are performing below the national average minimum standard, by providing one‑to‑one and small group special assistance. They are assisting other teachers in the school to identify, develop and implement strategies and evidence based teaching practices to help students who are not meeting national standards. This targeted support, personal attention and coaching aims to engage identified students with learning and bring them up to a more acceptable standard in comparison to their peers.

School Health Nurses (365 Day Plan)

The Government has committed to the introduction of a contemporary model of child and youth health nurses across all Tasmanian Government schools. In primary schools, nurses will focus on vision, hearing checks and nutrition, while in high schools, risk behaviours, mental health and sexual health will receive greater attention. Ultimately, school nurses will support school communities to create an environment that promotes lifelong health and wellbeing. A Director of Nursing has been appointed in 2014‑15 and 10 child and youth health nurses will be in place by July 2015 with 20 positions established by 2017. Funding of $995 000 will be expended in 2015‑16 with the expenditure commitment increasing to $1.7 million in 2017‑18.

Students First

The Government continues to deliver on its Students First education reforms funding commitment, providing the full $134 million of additional funding over the scheduled six years ($98 million for the Government Sector and $36 million for the Non‑Government Sector). Additional State and Australian Government funding levels for the Government sector will continue to provide funding for schools on the basis of need. Funding will also continue for program areas that continue and extend joint State and Australian Government reforms in workforce redevelopment, an improved and more consistent level of information technology access and platforms across schools, quality teaching, quality learning and empowered school leadership. In particular, for 2016, additional funding will be directed to the schools which are the most in need (including through the School Resource Package, applying the Fairer Funding Model). The additional funding will also support a new early years program, targeting areas with the greatest need.


 

Supporting Tasmanian Teacher Assistants

Annual funding of $1.1 million is provided to enable teacher assistants in Government schools to take up to one week of additional employment during the school term. The one week of extra employment will provide valuable extra support time for teachers and students with the additional teacher assistance hours to be used to work directly with students, assist teachers pre‑class as students arrive and to prepare resources.

Wynyard High School Trades Room

Funding of $180 000 has been provided in 2015‑16, which is the second year of a two year $280 000 project, to upgrade the Wynyard High School trades and manual arts facility. The upgrade and refurbishment of this facility will support program delivery to better meet the needs of students and teachers.

Year 7‑12 Implementation Plan (365 Day Plan)

The Government has provided funding to extend 21 high schools to Year 11 and 12 in rural and regional communities by 2018. The funding is providing up to five new full‑time teachers in each high school extended to Year 12, with the initiative providing up to a total of 105 new teachers. Six schools: Scottsdale High School; Smithton High School; Huonville High School and Dover District High School in partnership; and St Helens and St Marys District High Schools in partnership, have each received additional teaching resource allocations under this commitment during 2015. A further six schools will commence the extension in 2016: Tasman District School; Campbell Town District High School; New Norfolk High School in partnership with Glenora District School and Mountain Heights School and Rosebery District High School. The funding allocation in 2015‑16 is $7 million.

A further capital allocation of $6 million over four years, commencing in 2014‑15, has been made available for necessary capital works and new classroom construction to assist with the implementation of this initiative. Funding of $2.9 million will be expended in 2015‑16 which includes $1.4 million to be carried forward from 2014‑15 for works at Huonville High School.

Youth Justice ‑ JLD Restorative Justice

Funding of $50 000 will be provided in 2015‑16 to JLD Restorative Practices, which is the second year of a three year $150 000 commitment, to enable the delivery of restorative practice training to teachers and staff in primary and secondary schools and translate that training into practice. This initiative will assist with the management of problem behaviours and suspension rates.

365 Day Plan Deliverables

The Department's specific deliverables from the 365 Day Plan, some of which have been outlined under the initiatives detailed above, are:

Quarter 1

       announce Round Two schools for Year 11 and 12 extension ‑ this is complete;

       introduce new approach to career and life education for year 10 students ‑ implementation is in progress;

       continue partnership with the University of Tasmania to establish a Centre for Educational Attainment;


 

Quarter 2

       commence the School Health Nurse program in schools ‑ this is on track for 1 July commencement;

       release the Government's response to the independent review of the education of students with disabilities;

Quarter 3

        call for expressions of interest from schools for Round Three of the Years 11 and 12 extension initiative;

Quarter 4

       final consultation on the penultimate draft of a contemporary Education Act following review and extensive consultation;

       commence rollout of Round Two schools for the Year 11 and 12 extension initiative; and

       continue implementation of the School Health Nurse program.


 

Output Restructure

The Department has implemented an Output restructure for the 2015‑16 Budget which is effective from 1 July 2015. The new Output structure has been revised to better align with the Government's education policy and initiatives. The Outputs no longer distinguish between compulsory education and post‑compulsory education with Output Group 1 being renamed to Education from Pre‑Compulsory and Compulsory Education.

Other major changes to the Outputs include those detailed below.

       Output 1.2 Learning Services and Output 1.3 Education Performance Services have been amalgamated into a new Output 1.2 School Support Services. Additionally some of the cost of delivering these services has been transferred from Output 1.1 In School Education to the new Output.

       Output 1.4 Early Years has been renamed to Output 1.3 Early Learning.

       Output 1.5 Grants and Financial Assistance has been removed and split between Output 1.1 In School Education and Output 1.3 Early Learning.

       Output Group 2 Post Compulsory Education has been removed with the former Output 2.1 Tasmanian Academy and Output 2.2 Post‑Compulsory Education now amalgamated into Output 1.1 In School Education.

       A new Output 1.4 Statutory Offices has been created and incorporates the former Output 2.3 Tasmanian Qualifications Authority.

       The LINC Tasmania Output Group has changed from Output Group 3 to Output Group 2.

Output Information

Outputs of the Department of Education are provided under the following Output Groups:

       Output Group 1 ‑ Education; and

       Output Group 2 ‑ LINC Tasmania.


 

Table 2.2: Output Group Expense Summary

 

2014‑15)

 

Budget1)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Education and Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 ‑ Education

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 In School Education2

931 227)

943 742)

960 469)

977 241)

986 784)

1.2 School Support Services3

10 844)

13 592)

13 610)

13 743)

13 811)

1.3 Early Learning4

5 111)

6 514)

6 503)

6 607)

6 177)

1.4 Statutory Offices

3 125)

2 825)

2 826)

2 888)

2 936)

 

950 307)

966 673)

983 408)

1 000 479)

1 009 708)

Output Group 2 ‑ LINC Tasmania

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Information Services and Community Learning

33 037)

33 972)

33 800)

34 377)

33 880)

2.2 Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office

2 424)

2 693)

2 691)

2 764)

2 800)

 

35 461)

36 665)

36 491)

37 141)

36 680)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies5

261 815)

288 073)

308 506)

325 296)

336 773)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Investment Program6

1 189)

312)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

1 248 772)

1 291 723)

1 328 405)

1 362 916)

1 383 161)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. The 2014‑15 Budget comparative figures presented in this Table have been adjusted to reflect the Department's Output restructure. Accordingly, the 2014‑15 figures will differ from those published in the 2014‑15 Budget.

2. The increase in In School Education reflects the Students First education reforms and increased expenditure related to election commitments to provide School Health Nurses and to extend high schools to Years 11 and 12.

3. The increase in School Support Services in 2015‑16 primarily reflects expenditure associated with increased trust balances associated with School Support Services and the transfer of expenditure from In School Education as part of the restructure of the Department's Outputs.

4. The increase in Early Learning in 2015‑16 reflects the transfer of expenditure from In School Education as part of the restructure of the Department's Outputs.

5. The increase in Grants and Subsidies reflects increased grants to non‑government schools for the Students First education reforms.

6. The Capital Investment Program only reflects the non‑capitalised component of the CIP. The full CIP expenditure is outlined in Table 2.5 Capital Investment Program.

 


 

Output Group 1: Education

1.1 In School Education

The services provided under this Output focus on the delivery of education to students in schools enrolled in classes from Kindergarten to Senior Secondary. The purpose of this Output is to provide a range of educational services that will help students develop intellectually, socially, morally, emotionally and physically in a stimulating, inclusive and supportive environment. The services provided under this Output are crucial to ensure that Tasmania's young people achieve the educational skills necessary to continue their education and training and become job‑ready and contributing citizens. The Output has a strong focus on improving the transition of students from Year 10 and retaining them, so that they gain a meaningful Year 12 or equivalent qualification.

1.2 School Support Services

The services provided under this Output focus on services provided to schools through Learning Services and Education Performance Services.

Learning Services works collaboratively with networks of schools to initiate and promote system level initiatives and directions. Learning Services has a key role in facilitating the sharing of resources, knowledge, innovation and learning between schools and across the State and responds to schools on the basis of their improvement needs.

Education Performance Services monitors and measures student outcomes in the pre‑compulsory and compulsory years of schooling including achievement against the national benchmarks established under the National Assessment Plan ‑ Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). It also provides statewide support and advice for assessment and reporting, as well as information regarding teacher assessment using the standards of the Tasmanian Curriculum and the Australian Curriculum.

1.3 Early Learning

This Output has two points of focus. The first, through the Education and Care Unit, is for approving and regulating education and care services (long day care, outside school hours care and family day care) under national legislation. It is also responsible for the licensing and monitoring of all other child care services under the Child Care Act 2001. This Output also provides assistance and advice to education and care services. Funds are provided to eligible service providers as a contribution towards operating expenses and capital upgrades through the Education and Care Grants Program. The second point of focus is on services delivered through Child and Family Centres.

1.4 Statutory Offices

This Output provides for the operation of independent educational Statutory Authorities supported by the Department. It reflects operations of the new Office of Tasmanian Assessment Standards and Certification which will be responsible for Year 11 and 12 course development, accreditation and certification.


 

Table 2.3: Performance Information ‑ Output Group 1

 

Performance Measure

Unit of
Measure

2012‑13 Actual

2013‑14) Actual)

2014‑15 Target

2015‑16 Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading1,2

 

 

 

 

 

Reading rates against national minimum standard (NMS) Year 3

% of students at or above the NMS

94.6

92.1

94.0

94.0

Reading rates against NMS Year 5

%

95.5

91.3

94.0

94.0

Reading rates against NMS Year 7

%

93.7

94.7

94.0

94.8

Reading rates against NMS Year 9

%

91.8

90.5

92.0

92.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Numeracy1,2

 

 

 

 

 

Numeracy rates against NMS Year 3

% of students at or above the NMS

95.4

94.5

96.0

96.0

Numeracy rates against NMS Year 5

%

92.4

92.6

94.5

94.5

Numeracy rates against NMS Year 7

%

94.5

94.8

94.5

95.0

Numeracy rates against NMS Year 9

%

88.0

93.5

92.5

93.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aboriginal Students1,2,3

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3 reading for aboriginal students

educational outcome gap %

5.0

4.3

5.0

4.0

Year 5 reading for aboriginal students

%

6.2

10.0

6.0

6.0

Year 7 reading for aboriginal students

%

9.2

6.0

7.5

6.0

Year 9 reading for aboriginal students

%

7.7

8.9

7.5

7.5

Year 3 numeracy for aboriginal students

educational outcome gap %

5.2

2.1

5.0

4.0

Year 5 numeracy for aboriginal students

%

10.3

8.6

6.5

6.5

Year 7 numeracy for aboriginal students

%

9.0

6.4

8.0

6.0

Year 9 numeracy for aboriginal students

%

13.1

8.1

8.5

8.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kindergarten and Prep

 

 

 

 

 

Percentage of children meeting the Kindergarten Development Check

%

 

75.9

 

74.5

 

77.0

 

77.0

Percentage of Prep students achieving: Expected literacy outcomes

%

85.3

85.4

86.0

86.0

Expected numeracy outcomes

%

86.4

85.5

86.5

86.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education and Care4

 

 

 

 

 

Service quality assessments conducted5,6

Number

na

50.0

85.0

85.0

Visits to approved or licensed education and child care services6

Number

 

na

 

101.0

 

150.0

 

200.0

 


 

Table 2.3: Performance Information ‑ Output Group 1 (continued)

 

Performance Measure

Unit of
Measure

2012‑13 Actual

2013‑14) Actual)

2014‑15 Target

2015‑16 Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attainment Measures for 15 ‑ 19 year olds, achieving:1,7

 

 

 

 

 

120 credit points in education and training

Number

4 880

4 879

4 900

5 000

Some vocational education and training

Number

6 290

5 892

6 500

6 500

A Tasmanian Certificate of Education

Number

3 268

3 319

3 500

3 500

A Tertiary Entrance Rank

Number

2 246

2 306

2 450

2 450

NSSC Census8

Number

7 707

7 589

7 800

7 850

Apparent retention rate Years 10‑129

%

68.4

70.1

72.0

72.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources: National Assessment Program: Literacy and Numeracy: Achievement in Reading, Writing, Language Conventions and Numeracy 2013, 2014; Department of Education Annual Report 2013‑14; and Department of Education records.

Tasmanian Qualifications Authority Annual Reports; National Schools Statistics Collection (NSSC), Schools, Australia ABS Cat No 4221.0.

National Quality Agenda Information Technology System (NQAITS).

Notes:

1. Actual performance measures are based on calendar years. The measures for the 2012‑13 Actuals are based on the 2013 calendar year, while the measures for the 2013‑14 Actuals are based on the 2014 calendar year.

2. Sustained school improvement is long‑term in nature and will be subject to variations from year to year. School performance targets are set with this in mind. For example, targets for Years 3 and 5 reading are lower than 2012‑13 Actuals due to volatility in data as a result of measurement issues.

3. This measure represents the difference between the achievement for all Tasmanian non‑Aboriginal students and the achievement of Aboriginal students and has been established to meet the Council of Australian Government's goal of halving the educational outcome gap between Aboriginal and non‑Aboriginal students in ten years.

4. New performance measures introduced in 2015‑16.

5. Services are assessed against the seven Quality Areas, 18 standards and 58 elements of the National Quality Standard and ratings are published. The target based on all services is assessed and rated at least every three years.

6. The National Quality Framework commenced in 2012. As the system was new and untested, reliable data is not available for the 2012‑13 financial year.

7. Completion and participation rates are affected by economic circumstances and targets assume these circumstances, especially youth employment opportunities, will remain stable over this period.

8. Actuals are the total full‑time equivalent of senior secondary students regardless of age, at the Mid Year Census.

9. Apparent Retention Rate is a measure of the number of school students in a designated year of education expressed as a percentage of their respective cohort group in a base year. Figures relate to government full‑time school students. For small populations, like Tasmania, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) notes that relatively small changes in student numbers can create large movements in apparent retention rates. The ABS also notes care should be exercised in the interpretation of apparent retention rates as the method of calculation does not take into account a range of factors such as:

   students progressing at a faster or slower than expected rate of one grade a year;

   interstate/international migration;

   movement between the government and non‑government sector;

   enrolment policies; and

   students enrolled in alternative education and training pathways, such as vocational education and training.

Sustained improvement in retention is long‑term in nature and will be subject to variations from year to year.

 

 


 

Output Group 2: LINC Tasmania

2.1 Information Services and Community Learning

This Output provides for the lifelong learning of all Tasmanians through the delivery of information, education and training, literacy support and other community services through the Learning and Information Network Centre network.

2.2 Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office

This Output focuses on the provision of Tasmanian Information Services and the management of Tasmania's Archival and Heritage Collection.

Table 2.4: Performance Information ‑ Output Group 2

 

Performance Measure

Unit of Measure

2012‑13 Actual

2013‑14 Actual

2014‑15 Target

2015‑16 Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

In‑person visits

Number

3 149 853

3 283 397

3 350 000

3 400 000

Visits to LINC Online

Number

2 519 306

2 348 609

2 700 000

2 800 000

Library items borrowed

Number

4 494 194

4 366 611

4 500 000

4 500 000

Community education enrolments

 

 

 

 

 

Work and Life Skills program enrolments

Number

9 619

8 438

9 000

9 500

Adult Education program enrolments1

Number

3 319

1 491

4 000

3 000

People accessing literacy support services2

Number

863

1 879

1 660

1 660

Volunteer hours

Number

112 517

114 852

115 000

116 500

New Tasmanian items publicly available3

Number

180 822

53 596

50 000

50 000

Heritage documents and artefacts publicly available in digital format4

Number

236 242

246 637

300 000

300 000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. A decline in enrolments in programs has been ongoing for some years and is unlikely to change, given pressures on discretionary income and increased offerings of courses from other providers. The targets are based on the number of enrolments required to achieve cost recovery.

2. This performance measure is based on the number of people receiving individually tailored support to increase their literacy skills.

3. In 2012‑13 there was an exceptional intake of digitised records into the State Archive collections. This level has not occurred since and has returned to a more standard level. As such, the target has been set at 50 000.

4. While each volume can include several hundred digitised pages, for statistical purposes each volume is counted as a single item. Items to be digitalised are selected in accordance with the LINC Tasmania Digitisation Policy and are considered a high priority for digitisation.

 


Capital Investment Program

Table 2.5 provides financial information for the Department's Capital Investment Program (CIP). Further information on the CIP is provided in chapter 6 of The Budget Budget Paper No 1.

Table 2.5: Capital Investment Program

 

Estimated)

Total)

Cost)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

Minister for Education and Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Existing Infrastructure Commitments

 

 

 

 

 

Bridgewater Child and Family Centre1

8 090)

312)

....)

....)

....)

Brooks High School

7 300)

5 900)

....)

....)

....)

Devonport High School

850)

800)

....)

....)

....)

Dunalley Primary School

1 000)

1 000)

....)

....)

....)

Glenorchy Primary School

4 000)

500)

3 500

....)

....)

Kings Meadows High School

2 150)

2 100)

....)

....)

....)

Lauderdale Primary School

1 600)

1 570)

....)

....)

....)

Montrose Bay High School

5 800)

1 200)

4 600)

....)

....)

New Town High School

2 830)

2 480)

....)

....)

....)

Parklands High School

4 145)

500)

3 645)

....)

....)

School of Special Education North West

800)

250)

550)

....)

....)

South Hobart Primary School

3 600)

500)

3 100)

....)

....)

Wynyard High School Trades Room

280)

180)

....)

....)

....)

Year 7‑12 Implementation Plan ‑ capital

6 000)

2 900)

1 500)

1 500)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Infrastructure Commitments including Reinvigorating Tasmanian High Schools

 

 

 

 

 

Kings Meadows High School

5 000)

1 000)

4 000)

....)

....)

Latrobe High School

10 000)

2 000)

8 000)

....)

....)

LINC Tasmania Burnie

2 800)

800)

2 000)

....)

....)

Parklands High School

5 000)

200)

4 800)

....)

....)

Prospect High School

8 500)

500)

8 000)

....)

....)

Riverside High School2

12 000)

....)

....)

2 400)

7 200)

School of Special Education North3

4 600)

2 600)

....)

....)

....)

School of Special Education North West

3 700)

3 700)

....(

....)

....)

Smithton High School

7 000)

1 400)

5 600)

....)

....)

Taroona High School

2 100)

2 100)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total CIP Allocations

)

34 492)

49 295)

3 900)

7 200)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. This project is fully funded by the Australian Government.

2. Additional funding of $2.4 million will be provided in 2019‑20.

3. Additional funding of $2 million is expected to be made available for this project following the sale of surplus property.

Bridgewater Child and Family Centre

Funding of $312 000 has been allocated to support the establishment of Child and Family Centres at Bridgewater and Geeveston. These projects commenced in 2009‑10 under the National Partnership Agreement for Indigenous Early Childhood Development.

Brooks High School

Funding of $5.9 million has been allocated in 2015‑16 towards the construction and development of general learning areas at Brooks High School. The total cost of this project has been revised down from $9.3 million to $7.3 million with the $2 million saving being reapplied to fund other infrastructure projects within the Department.

Devonport High School

Funding of $800 000 has been allocated in 2015‑16 to upgrade teaching and gymnasium facilities at Devonport High School.

Dunalley Primary School

Funding of $1 million has been allocated in 2015‑16 to fund the balance of existing commitments for the temporary site and new rebuild of the Dunalley Primary School after it was destroyed in the Forcett Bushfire in 2013. The new school will open for the first term 2016.

Glenorchy Primary School

Funding of $500 000 has been allocated in 2015‑16 to commence the construction and refurbishment of general learning areas and other facilities at Glenorchy Primary School. Total funding of $4 million will be provided over two years for this project.

Kings Meadows High School

Funding of $2.1 million has been allocated in 2015‑16 for the redevelopment of B block at Kings Meadows High School announced in the 2014‑15 Budget. A further $5.0 million, over two years, commencing with $1 million in 2015‑16, has been allocated in this Budget to facilitate the refurbishment and modernisation of teaching areas at the school. This will take the total capital project cost at Kings Meadows High School to $7.2 million.

Latrobe High School

Funding of $10 million has been allocated, over two years, to provide modern contemporary flexible learning environments, visual and performing arts, hospitality and gymnasium facilities at Latrobe High School. Funding of $2 million has been allocated in 2015‑16.

Lauderdale Primary School

Funding of $1.6 million has been allocated in 2015‑16 for stage two of a redevelopment of facilities at Lauderdale Primary School.

LINC Tasmania Burnie

Funding of $800 000 has been allocated in 2015‑16, the first year of a two year, $2.8 million project, to refurbish and modernise the existing Library and Information Network Centre (LINC) at Burnie to support the delivery of LINC services.

Montrose Bay High School

Funding of $1.2 million has been allocated in 2015‑16 to redevelop teaching and gymnasium facilities at Montrose Bay High School. Total funding for this two year project is $5.8 million.

New Town High School

Funding of $2.5 million has been allocated in 2015‑16 for the construction of major infrastructure including a new administrative building, new toilet amenities and roof upgrades at New Town High School (total project cost is $2.8 million).

Parklands High School

Funding of $500 000 has been allocated from a $4.1 million commitment, over two years, to construct a performing arts centre, canteen and student centre. An additional $5 million ($200 000 in 2015‑16) has been allocated for a second stage development to refurbish teaching areas and provide modern contemporary flexible learning environments over the next two years.

Prospect High School

Funding of $500 000 has been allocated in 2015‑16, from an $8.5 million commitment over two years, to refurbish and modernise existing teaching areas and hospitality facilities.

Riverside High School

Funding of $12 million has been allocated for a three year project to modernise facilities at Riverside High School. Work on this project will commence in 2017‑18.

School of Special Education North

Funding of $2.6 million has been allocated in 2015‑16 to amalgamate the two School of Special Education North campuses.

School of Special Education North West

In addition to an existing $800 000 commitment, funding of $3.7 million has been allocated in 2015‑16 for the refurbishment and relocation of the School of Special Education North West from two campuses to one.

Smithton High School

Funding of $1.4 million has been allocated in 2015‑16 for a $7 million stage two redevelopment of learning facilities at Smithton High School. This will include the modernisation of science facilities and provision of a visual and performing arts facility at the school.

South Hobart Primary School

Funding of $500 000 has been allocated in 2015‑16 for the first year of a $3.6 million two year project for the refurbishment and construction of general learning areas and other facilities at South Hobart Primary School.

Taroona High School

Funding of $2.1 million has been allocated in 2015‑16 to build additional general learning areas, a science facility and home economics facilities at Taroona High School to meet increasing enrolment pressures.

Wynyard High School Trades Room

Funding of $180 000 has been allocated in 2015‑16 for a $280 000 project, over two years, to upgrade and refurbish the Wynyard High School trades and manual arts room.

Year 7‑12 Implementation Plan

Funding of $6 million has been allocated for the construction of new classrooms required to facilitate the Government's election commitment to extend 21 rural and regional High Schools to Year 11 and 12. Funding of $2.9 million will be spent in 2015‑16 with $1.5 million per year being allocated to 2017‑18.


 

Detailed Budget Statements

Table 2.6: Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

2014‑15)

 

Budget)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue ‑ recurrent1

831 840)

894 787)

902 880)

924 422)

936 719)

Appropriation revenue ‑ works & services2

16 465)

24 580)

49 295)

3 900)

7 200)

Other revenue from government3

22 149)

9 600)

....)

....)

....)

Grants4

29 872)

18 861)

5 573)

2 130)

....)

Sales of goods and services5

45 837)

38 326)

38 555)

39 487)

38 972)

Interest6

1 111)

1 561)

1 483)

1 426)

1 422)

Other revenue

23 416)

23 413)

23 699)

25 256)

24 629)

Total revenue and other income from transactions

970 690)

1 011 128)

1 021 485)

996 621)

1 008 942)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits

694 756)

714 419)

727 868)

746 535)

760 272)

Depreciation and amortisation7

49 230)

52 180)

50 192)

48 758)

47 364)

Supplies and consumables

222 874)

218 767)

223 538)

224 075)

220 700)

Grants and subsidies8

9 815)

7 803)

7 820)

7 771)

7 571)

Other expenses

10 282)

10 481)

10 481)

10 481)

10 481)

Total expenses from transactions

986 957)

1 003 650)

1 019 899)

1 037 620)

1 046 388)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

(16 267)

7 478)

1 586)

(40 999)

(37 446)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other economic flows included in net result

 

 

 

 

 

Net gain/(loss) on non‑financial assets

215)

243)

243)

243)

243)

Total other economic flows included in net result

215)

243)

243)

243)

243)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

(16 052)

7 721)

1 829)

(40 756)

(37 203)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other economic flows ‑ other non‑owner changes in equity

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in physical asset revaluation reserve9

40 185)

34 557)

41 649)

43 791)

43 855)

Other movements taken directly to equity10

2 572)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Total other economic flows ‑ other non‑owner changes in equity

42 757)

34 557)

41 649)

43 791)

43 855)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

26 705)

42 278)

43 478)

3 035)

6 652)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. The increase in Appropriation revenue ‑ recurrent primarily reflects the continued implementation of election commitments to provide School Health Nurses and to extend high schools to Years 11 and 12, additional State and Australian Government funding for the Students First education reforms and additional funding for the 27th pay in 2015‑16. The increase in Appropriation revenue is offset in part by the reduction in Grants due to reduced Australian Government National Partnership funding.

2. The movement in Appropriation revenue ‑ works & services reflects the timing of capital projects being undertaken by the Department.

3. The decrease in Other revenue from government in 2015‑16 reflects the level of expected funding to be carried forward under section 8A(2) of the Public Account Act 1986 from 2014‑15 for Capital Investment Program projects that were not finalised in 2014‑15.

4. The decrease in Grants across the Forward Estimates reflects the finalisation of Australian Government National Partnership funding to the State.

5. The decrease in Sales of goods and services in 2015‑16 reflects reduced estimated revenue receipts within the Department's trust accounts including reduced sale of Departmental assets.

6. The increase in Interest in 2015‑16 reflects the estimated interest receipts based on the 2013‑14 actual.

7. The increase in Depreciation and amortisation in 2015‑16 reflects the estimated depreciation expense based on the current valuation of Property, plant and equipment.

8. The decrease in Grants and subsidies in 2015‑16 reflects the cessation of grant payments resulting from the finalisation of Australian Government National Partnership funding to the State.

9. Changes in physical asset revaluation reserve reflects the revaluation of Land and Buildings.

10. Other movements taken directly to equity in 2014‑15 reflects the transfer of assets associated with Skills Tasmania to the new Department of State Growth.

 

Table 2.7: Statement of Comprehensive Income ‑ Administered

 

2014‑15)

 

Budget)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and other income from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation revenue ‑ recurrent1

261 815)

288 073)

308 506)

325 296)

336 773)

Sales of goods and services

355)

364)

373)

382)

391)

Total revenue and other income from transactions

262 170)

288 437)

308 879)

325 678)

337 164)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses from transactions

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and subsidies1

261 815)

288 073)

308 506)

325 296)

336 773)

Transfers to the Consolidated Fund

355)

364)

373)

382)

391)

Total expenses from transactions

262 170)

288 437)

308 879)

325 678)

337 164)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result from transactions (net operating balance)

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net result

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive result

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1. The increase in Appropriation revenue ‑ recurrent and Grants and subsidies reflects increased funding to non‑government schools under the Students First education reforms.

 

Table 2.8: Revenue from Appropriation by Output

 

2014‑15)

 

Budget1)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister for Education and Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Output Group 1 ‑ Education

 

 

 

 

 

1.1 In School Education2

783 855)

841 587)

849 765)

870 264)

881 803)

1.2 School Support Services3

9 236)

11 263)

11 281)

11 414)

11 482)

1.3 Early Learning4

4 424)

5 815)

5 804)

5 908)

5 986)

1.4 Statutory Offices

2 896)

2 756)

2 757)

2 819)

2 867)

 

800 411)

861 421)

869 607)

890 405)

902 138)

Output Group 2 ‑ LINC Tasmania

 

 

 

 

 

2.1 Information Services and Community Learning

29 097)

30 751)

30 660)

31 331)

31 844)

2.2 Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office

2 332)

2 615)

2 613)

2 686)

2 737)

 

31 429)

33 366)

33 273)

34 017)

34 581)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies5

261 815)

288 073)

308 506)

325 296)

336 773)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Investment Program

16 465)

24 580)

49 295)

3 900)

7 200)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Education

 

 

 

 

 

Total Recurrent Services

1 093 655)

1 182 860)

1 211 386)

1 249 718)

1 273 492)

Total Works and Services

16 465)

24 580)

49 295)

3 900)

7 200)

 

1 110 120)

1 207 440)

1 260 681)

1 253 618)

1 280 692)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation Carried Forward

22 149)

9 600)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Appropriation

1 132 269)

1 217 040)

1 260 681)

1 253 618)

1 280 692)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controlled Revenue from Appropriation

870 454)

928 967)

952 175)

928 322)

943 919)

Administered Revenue from Appropriation

261 815)

288 073)

308 506)

325 296)

336 773)

 

1 132 269)

1 217 040)

1 260 681)

1 253 618)

1 280 692)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. The 2014‑15 Budget comparative figures presented in this Table have been adjusted to reflect the Department's Output restructure. Accordingly, the 2014‑15 figures will differ from those published in the 2014‑15 Budget.

2. The movement in In School Education primarily reflects the continued implementation of election commitments to provide School Health Nurses and to extend high schools to Years 11 and 12, additional State and Australian Government funding for the Students First education reforms and increased salary expenditure due to the 27th pay in 2015‑16.

3. The increase in School Support Services in 2015‑16 primarily reflects the transfer of expenditure from In School Education as part of the restructure of the Department's Outputs.

4. The increase in Early Learning in 2015‑16 reflects the transfer of expenditure from In School Education as part of the restructure of the Department's Outputs.

5. The increase in Grants and Subsidies reflects increased grants to non‑government schools for the Students First education reforms.

Table 2.9: Administered Revenue

 

2014‑15)

 

Budget)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Collected on Behalf of the Consolidated Fund

 

 

 

 

 

Other sales of services

355)

364)

373)

382)

391)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue from Appropriation

 

 

 

 

 

Annual appropriation1

261 815)

288 073)

308 506)

325 296)

336 773)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Administered Revenue

262 170)

288 437)

308 879)

325 678)

337 164)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1. The increase in the Annual appropriation reflects increased funding to non‑government schools under the Students First education reforms.

 

Table 2.10: Administered Expenses

 

2014‑15]

)

Budget)

2015‑16]

)

Budget)

2016‑17]

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18]

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19]

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and Subsidies

 

 

 

 

 

Commonwealth grants to non‑government schools1

199 934)

226 163)

243 111)

256 066)

263 542)

Non‑government schools: capital assistance

1 114)

1 137)

1 137)

1 137)

1 137)

Non‑government schools: grants2

60 767)

60 773)

64 258)

68 093)

72 094)

 

261 815)

288 073)

308 506)

325 296)

336 773)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer to the Consolidated Fund

355)

364)

373)

382)

391)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Administered Expenses

262 170)

288 437)

308 879)

325 678)

337 164)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. The increase in Commonwealth grants to non‑government schools reflects increased Australian Government funding to non‑government schools under the Students First education reforms.

2. The movement in non‑government schools: grants reflects the State funding to non‑government schools under the Students First education reforms. Post the 2014‑15 Budget, the Australian Government undertook a major data update exercise which reduced the 2014‑15 amount payable by the State, under the Students First methodology, below the 2014‑15 Budget estimate detailed in the Table.

 

Commonwealth Grants to Non‑Government Schools

This Grant Program represents Australian Government funding relating to non‑government schools. These funds are administered on behalf of the Australian Department of Education and, upon receipt, are forwarded to non‑government schools.

Non‑Government Schools: Capital Assistance

These grants provide funding to non‑government schools and non‑government school authorities for assistance with eligible capital projects in accordance with sections 64 ‑ 70 of the Education Act 1994.

Non‑Government Schools: Grants

The Program covers the cost of grants which are distributed to registered non‑government schools in accordance with Part 5, Division 3 of the Education Act and Part 6 of the Education Regulations 1995. Since the implementation of the Students First education reforms funding allocations that had previously been provided to non‑government schools under the Student Assistance Scheme are now included within this payment.


 

Table 2.11: Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June

 

2015)

 

Budget)

2016)

 

Budget)

2017)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018)

Forward)

Estimate)

2019)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits

47 741)

51 008)

46 724)

43 520)

39 175)

Receivables1

17 033)

22 019)

22 584)

23 566)

24 548)

Other financial assets

1 163)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

65 937)

73 027)

69 308)

67 086)

63 723)

Non‑financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

Assets held for sale2

9 639)

6 069)

5 105)

4 141)

3 177)

Property, plant and equipment3

1 495 063)

1 478 877)

1 530 273)

1 539 713)

1 553 543)

Heritage and cultural assets

67 447)

69 448)

71 177)

72 949)

74 773)

Intangibles4

758)

1 282)

891)

500)

375)

Other assets5

2 335)

10 839)

10 399)

10 053)

9 757)

 

1 575 242)

1 566 515)

1 617 845)

1 627 356)

1 641 625)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

1 641 179)

1 639 542)

1 687 153)

1 694 442)

1 705 348)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Payables6

8 249)

6 518)

6 639)

6 760)

6 881)

Employee benefits7

144 885)

126 826)

130 838)

134 971)

139 104)

Other liabilities

1 707)

2 119)

2 119)

2 119)

2 119)

Total liabilities

154 841)

135 463)

139 596)

143 850)

148 104)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (liabilities)

1 486 338)

1 504 079)

1 547 557)

1 550 592)

1 557 244)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves

392 524)

423 487)

465 136)

508 927)

552 782)

Accumulated funds

1 093 814)

1 080 592)

1 082 421)

1 041 665)

1 004 462)

Total equity

1 486 338)

1 504 079)

1 547 557)

1 550 592)

1 557 244)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. The increase in Receivables in 2016 reflects a revised estimate based on the 30 June 2014 actual outcome.

2. The decrease in Assets held for sale in 2016 reflects an updated estimate based on an analysis of the timing of property sales.

3. The decrease in Property, plant and equipment in 2016 reflects a revised estimate based on the 30 June 2014 actual outcome and broad predictions for the revaluation of land and building assets to occur as at 30 June 2015. Property, plant and equipment has also reduced due a change in the reporting classification for library books, which are now reported as Other assets. This is partly offset by increases in Buildings, net of accumulated depreciation, due to an increased Capital Investment Program, which also contributes to the increases from 2017.

4. The increase in Intangibles in 2016 reflects a revised estimate based on the completion of the Data Warehouse 3 project. Intangibles are systematically amortised over a period of four years.

5. The increase in Other assets in 2016 reflects a change in reporting classification for library books. These were previously included under Property, plant and equipment.

6. The decrease in Payables in 2016 reflects a revised estimate based on the 30 June 2014 actual outcome.

7. The reduction in Employee benefits in 2016 reflects a decrease in accrued salaries resulting from the 27th pay in 2015‑16.

 

Table 2.12: Statement of Cash Flows

 

2014‑15)

 

Budget)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts ‑ recurrent1

831 840)

894 787)

902 880)

924 422)

936 719)

Appropriation receipts ‑ capital2

16 465)

24 580)

49 295)

3 900)

7 200)

Grants3

29 872)

18 861)

5 573)

2 130)

....)

Sales of goods and services4

44 326)

36 949)

37 456)

37 971)

37 456)

GST receipts

28 503)

28 503)

28 503)

28 503)

28 503)

Interest received5

1 111)

1 561)

1 483)

1 426)

1 422)

Other cash receipts

23 414)

23 413)

23 699)

25 256)

24 629)

Total cash inflows

975 531)

1 028 654)

1 048 889)

1 023 608)

1 035 929)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits6

(612 989)

(649 020)

(640 987)

(656 858)

(669 332)

Superannuation6

(73 998)

(80 277)

(79 320)

(81 995)

(83 258)

GST payments

(29 207)

(29 207)

(29 207)

(29 207)

(29 207)

Grants and subsidies7

(9 815)

(7 803)

(7 820)

(7 771)

(7 571)

Supplies and consumables

(232 016)

(227 909)

(232 680)

(233 217)

(229 842)

Other cash payments

(10 282)

(10 481)

(10 481)

(10 481)

(10 481)

Total cash outflows

(968 307)

(1 004 697)

(1 000 495)

(1 019 529)

(1 029 691)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from (used by) operating activities

7 224)

23 957)

48 394)

4 079)

6 238)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Payments for acquisition of non‑financial assets8

(33 684)

(37 763)

(52 678)

(7 283)

(10 583)

Net receipts/(payments) for investments

718)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Net cash from (used by) investing activities

(32 966)

(37 763)

(52 678)

(7 283)

(10 583)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

(25 742)

(13 806)

(4 284)

(3 204)

(4 345)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

73 483)

64 814)

51 008)

46 724)

43 520)

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

47 741)

51 008)

46 724)

43 520)

39 175)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Notes:

1. The increase in Appropriation receipts ‑ recurrent reflects the Students First education reforms and increased expenditure related to election commitments to provide School Health Nurses and to extend high schools to Years 11 and 12 as well as increased salary expenditure due to the 27th pay.

2. The movement in Appropriation receipts ‑ capital reflects the timing of capital projects being undertaken by the Department.

3. The decrease in Grants across the Forward Estimates reflects the finalisation of Australian Government National Partnership funding to the State.

4. The decrease in Sales of goods and services in 2015‑16 reflects reduced estimated revenue receipts within the Department's trust accounts including reduced sale of Departmental assets.

5. The increase in Interest received in 2015‑16 reflects the estimated interest receipts based on current actual trends.

6. The increase in Employee benefits and Superannuation in 2015‑16 reflect the impact of the 27th pay (refer to Chapter 1 of this Budget paper for further information).

7. The decrease in Grants and subsidies in 2015‑16 reflects the cessation of grant payments resulting from the finalisation of Australian Government National Partnership funding to the State.

8. The increase in Payments for acquisition of non‑financial assets reflects increases in the Capital Investment Program.

 

Table 2.13: Statement of Cash Flows ‑ Administered

 

2014‑15)

 

Budget)

2015‑16)

 

Budget)

2016‑17)

Forward)

Estimate)

2017‑18)

Forward)

Estimate)

2018‑19)

Forward)

Estimate)

 

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

$'000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Cash inflows

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriation receipts ‑ recurrent1

261 815)

288 073)

308 506)

325 296)

336 773)

Sales of goods and services

355)

364)

373)

382)

391)

Total cash inflows

262 170)

288 437)

308 879)

325 678)

337 164)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflows

 

 

 

 

 

Grants and subsidies1

(261 815)

(288 073)

(308 506)

(325 296)

(336 773)

Transfers to the Consolidated Fund

(355)

(364)

(373)

(382)

(391)

Total cash outflows

(262 170)

(288 437)

(308 879)

(325 678)

(337 164)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents held

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and deposits at the beginning of the reporting period

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

Cash and deposits at the end of the reporting period

....)

....)

....)

....)

....)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

1. The increase in Appropriation receipts ‑ recurrent and Grants and subsidies reflects payments to non‑government schools associated with the Students First education reforms.