Accommodation Reimbursements

​​The processes central and regional offices use to distribute program or ‘targeted’ funding to schools will change from Term 3, 2017. Rather than the Department providing schools with ‘grants’ to pay for programs ahead of program delivery, a reimbursement model is being introduced.

An accommodation reimbursement is available to Victorian government schools to support participants to attend courses delivered by the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​This reimbursement is applicable for a participant from a school which is 100kms or more from the venue where a Bastow program is being delivered.

Victorian government schools can apply for a reimbursement of $150 per day for each workshop day that a participant attends. This reimbursement subsidises costs associated with accommodation, breakfast, travel and parking.

For example, if the participant attends four workshops days, the school will receive $600 (4 days x $150 per day).

This reimbursement does not apply for the workshop dates within Residential programs where accommodation is organised and paid for by Bastow, however Bastow will approve one (1) day of the Accommodation Reimbursement for any travel required to attend the Residential program.

It is the responsibility of the participant or the school to book and pay for accommodation and travel arrangements, and then apply for the reimbursement.

Reimbursement claims must be made within 6 months of course completion and are subject to confirmation by course provider of attendance at each workshop day.

As part of the alignment with the Department’s ‘Schools Targeted Funding Governance Model’, the process for applying for these reimbursements has now changed.  Participants/schools will now need to apply through Sharepoint. 

Please refer to Edugate for further information:
https://edugate.eduweb.vic.gov.au/sites/i/Pages/production.aspx#/app/news/detail/917/ (Requires DET login)

Bastow will continue to support schools with reimbursement of travel costs related to course attendance.

Please retain all tax invoices, receipts and CRT invoices and we will communicate further regarding DET’S reimbursement model once it is available.