Schools, Materials and Services Charge

Based on the financial information from schools, the increase in materials and services charges of $4 million in 2017-18 equates to an increase of 5.3 per cent compared with 2016-17.

The Department for Education does not hold detailed student level revenue information by school so is not able to provide a definitive breakdown of the factors contributing to the increase. Based on the information provided to the department by schools, the average charge has increased and there has been an increase in term 1 enrolments.