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Special education per capita funding

Special education per capita funding is allocated to non-government schools for eligible students with special education and high support needs.

The rates vary according to the level of disability assessed for each student. The rates are outlined in the 2016 Special Education funding rates.

Definitions and a classification process are used to assess the eligibility of students. 

Applications

In order to receive funding, non-government schools are required to apply to their relevant sector body.

Committees formed by the Association of Independent Schools Western Australia Inc (for independent schools) and the Catholic Education Western Australia (for Catholic schools) collect and validate data relating to students with special education and high support needs.

The committees assess a student's particular level of disability using a points system, observation, deliberation and professional advice.