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Student Resource Allocation

The Canberra public school system is a leader in the provision of high quality and accessible education for all students.

This is something we are extremely proud of and something we are determined to build on and strengthen through inspirational teaching and leadership, connecting with families and the community, business innovation and improvement, and quality learning.

SRA Framework

The Student Resource Allocation (SRA) Program provides for:

SRA – Needs Based Funding

The Student Resource Allocation (SRA) has been developed to reflect the ACT Government’s commitment to implement a student needs-based school funding model for ACT public schools. The Directorate commenced the implementation of the SRA in 2016 to bring improvement in learning outcomes for all students. To date, most schools budget has been reviewed, designed and implemented under the SRA funding model. The Students with Disability loading is currently being reviewed for phased implementation from 2020 onwards.

The principles of student needs-based funding are to:

A description of the SRA in ACT Public Schools can be found here.


If you require more information about the SRA Program or its components, please contact Schools Resourcing and Finance on (02) 6205 5452.