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State Capital Assistance Scheme

The object of the State Capital Assistance Scheme (SCAS) is to assist eligible independent schools to construct, convert, refurbish and upgrade tuition and boarding facilities.  The focus of the scheme is on school needs and the ability of the school community to meet those needs.

The basis for the Scheme is the Capital Assistance Scheme Guidelines contained in the Education (Capital Assistance) Act 1993,  the Education (Capital Assistance) Regulation 2005 and the Capital Assistance Scheme Guidelines.

Schools eligible to make application for SCAS assistance, may also be eligible and apply for Australian Government Capital Grants Program (CGP) funding in one application, see further information below on Making an Application. 


Find out if your school is eligible for State Capital Assistance.

Making an application

Applications for CGP and SCAS funds (excluding External Infrastructure Subsidy Scheme) will be submitted online for the 2017 Round.

Receiving State Capital Grant Payments

What does your school need to do to receive State Capital Assistance Scheme payments?

Capital Program Documents and Resources

Find Capital Grants Program documents and resources including:

  • 2017 Construction Costs for Functional Spaces
  • 2017 Furniture, Equipment and Sundry Allowances
  • 2017 Commonwealth and State Government recognition requirements for funding
  • Global floor area standards and calculations
  • Sample school maintenance plan and
  • Help notes for the online application.

Legislation and Guidelines

Find out about relevant State Government Legislation and Guidelines.

Policies and Procedures

In addition to the legislation and guidelines provided by each level of Government, there are Queensland Independent Schools Block Grant Authority processes and procedures used in the assessment of applications for capital assistance.

Australian Government Capital Grants Program

Find out about the eligibility criteria, legislation and guidelines and receiving grant payments for the Australian Government Capital Grants Program (CGP).

Contact Us:

Rod Morris, Executive Officer

Phone:(07) 3839 2142