2021 Capacity to Contribute (CtC) Scores released

The Department of Education, Skills and Employement (DESE) has recently released the capacity to contribute (CTC) score for schools for the 2021 funding year under the Australian Education Act 2013 (the Act).

In accordance with the Australian Education Regulations 2013 only those schools that financially benefit will be placed on the direct measure of income (DMI) in 2021.
Accordingly, the department has calculated the notional funding amounts for non-government schools under three methodologies;

  • DMI,
  • 2011 socio-economic status (SES) score based on data from the 2011 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of
    Population and Housing, and
  • 2016 SES based on data from the 2016 ABS Census of Population and Housing.

The CTC score determined for a school is the most financially advantageous of the three.

As pointed out in the DESE letter to schools there is a review process available in relation to the CTC scores.  The relevant Guidelines, however, make clear the limited options for review.

We will be undertaking and releasing detailed analysis of the scores as we did earlier this year, see here, on the previously released data.