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2014 Outback Education Handbook

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The Outback Education Tour Subsidy Scheme The Outback Education Tour Subsidy Scheme has been developed to encourage schools to take Year 5, 6, 7 and 8 Queensland students to visit Outback Queensland, to learn about the history and heritage of our State. This scheme is offered to schools located outside the boundary of Outback Queensland. "Outback Queensland" is defined as the Local Government Areas of: Flinders, Richmond, McKinlay, Cloncurry, Mount Isa, Barcaldine, Blackall Tambo, Longreach, Winton, Barcoo, Boulia, Diamantina, Murweh, Paroo, Quilpie and Bulloo This scheme operates as a subsidy which is paid direct to schools after they have met the eligibility requirements for funding. 50% of the subsidy will be paid upon approval of an application and the remaining 50% will be paid upon the receipt of a completed survey after the excursion. The payment is not meant to cover all costs. Funds are allocated to schools on a per student basis at rates varying according to round trip distance travelled. Funds are to be used to reduce the costs for individual students. The subsidy rates are as follows: Distance travelled from school (round trip) Funds allocated per student 500–999 km $50 1,000–1,499 km $75 1,500–1,999 km $100 2,000 km and over $130 As there is a limited amount of funding, schools are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Each application will be dealt with in order of receipt until funds are exhausted. Eligibility requirements and Terms and Conditions apply. Please visit www.outbackeducation.com.au for more information and to download the application form. Lawn Hill Gorge, Boodjamulla National Park

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