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Investment options and costs

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John, Katie and Andrew are examples of the specialist teachers available to your school

Add to your expert teaching team in 2020

  • Most schools invest in specialist staff as part of their improvement agenda—through targeted leadership, coaching, teacher and teacher-aide roles.
  • In a similar way, your school can invest in specialist staff from the IMPACT Centre—our teachers can become part of your expert teaching team.
  • Instead of walking through the classroom door, our experts login to work directly with your students and staff to:
    • differentiate teaching and learning and lift your mid-high achievers
    • use dynamic, interactive pedagogy to inspire learning and thinking
    • deliver curriculum content and general capabilities
    • intentionally collaborate and develop the expertise of your staff.

Invest full-time equivalent or cash

  • To invest full-time equivalent (FTE), simply transfer a small fraction of FTE to the IMPACT Centre via School Budgeting Solution (SBS) in February 2020 after Day 8.
  • You can negotiate a switch to cash if Day 8 numbers mean that FTE is no longer viable—please keep funds aside if this could apply to your school.
  • To invest cash, simply budget for the amount, and we invoice your school during the program.
  • Many schools use Investing for Success (I4S) funds or internal budget allocations.
  • An increasing numbers of primary schools use Advancing STEM in primary schools funding to participate in our STEM and critical thinking programs and networks.
  • Some schools offer parents or community organisations the opportunity to partially or fully contribute.

Cost-recovery model

  • The IMPACT Centre operates on a cost-recovery model, with salaries and operational costs fully-funded by investing schools.
  • As background, Department of Education leaders asked us to create a school-funded model so that each school can match its improvement agenda to our initiatives and invest accordingly.

What are the costs?

  • The costs outlined on this page apply to all critical thinking, STEM, literacy and numeracy projects.
  • These projects run for 12 weeks and involve 1 x 60-70 minute web conference lesson per week plus "anytime" access to online reinforcement/extension activities.
  • These costs do not apply to our Years 4-5-6 Digital Technologies or Design and Technologies subjects that run for a full semester. See individual subject pages under the STEM Series for details.

Additional costs may apply:

  • Each participating student must use a headset with microphone ($30-$50 per headset) and our science/technologies programs have an extra fee of $35pp—for electronic kits or excursion fees.
  • See individual STEM programs for details.

Option 1: Participate in all 3 rounds—early bird

If you elect to participate in all 3 rounds during 2020, the cost is either:

  • $280 per student per round
  • $4,200 per group of 14-15 students per round.

This is an early-bird rate.

  • Register by Wednesday 20 November 2019.
  • Pay by 1 March 2020.
  • Contact us if you would like to request early payment in Term 4 2019.
Number of groups Number of students

FTE Fraction

Cash $4,200 per group

3 groups across the year42-45 places for the year0.1 FTE $12,600
6 groups across the year84-90 places for the year0.2 FTE$25,200
9 groups across the year126-135 places for the year0.3 FTE$37,800
3 x ½ groups across the year*22-23 places for the year 0.05 FTE $280 pp
Individual students*1 or more—school choice

By negotiation

$280 pp

*Band 5-8 primary schools only.

Note: The table above lists examples, however you can involve any number of groups across the year.

Option 2: Participate in 1 or 2 rounds—early bird

If you elect to participate in 1 or 2 rounds during 2020, the cost is either:

  • $290 per student per round
  • $4,300 per group of 14-15 students per round.

This is an early-bird rate.

  • Register by Wednesday 20 November 2019.
  • Pay during the relevant round during 2020—approximately March, June or September.
  • Contact us if you would like to request early payment in Term 4 2019.
Number of groups Number of students

FTE Fraction

Cash $4,300 per group

1 group in any round14-15 places

By negotiation

$4,300
2 groups in 1-2 rounds28-30 places$8,600
3 groups in 1-2 rounds42-45 places$12,900
½ group in any round7-8 places$290 pp
Individual students*School choice$290 pp

*Band 5-8 primary schools only

Option 3: Participate in 1 or 2 rounds—standard

If you elect to participate in 1 or 2 rounds during 2020, the cost is either:

  • $300 per student per round
  • $4,500 per group of 14-15 students per round.

This is a standard rate.

  • Register after Wednesday 20 November 2019 and during 2020.
  • Pay during the relevant round during 2020—approximately March, June or September.
Number of groups Number of students

FTE Fraction

Cash $4,500 per group

1 group in any round14-15 places

By negotiation

$4,500
2 groups in 1-2 rounds28-30 places$9,000
3 groups in 1-2 rounds42-45 places$13,500
½ group in any round7-8 places$300 pp
Individual students*School choice$300 pp

*Band 5-8 primary schools only

Each participating student must use a headset with microphone ($30-$50 per headset) and our science/technologies programs have an extra fee of $35pp—for electronic kits or excursion fees.

See individual STEM programs for details.


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Last updated 01 November 2019