EARLY LEARNING STRATEGY
$50.1m OVER 4 YEARS
($16.7m NEW FUNDING PER ANNUM ONGOING FROM 2024-25)
The package includes $35.1m in new funding and $15m of existing funding directed to the strategy. This will increase identification of developmentally vulnerable children and enable early intervention and supports to reduce undiagnosed developmental delays in children entering the education system. Evidence has shown that early intervention can help address developmental issues before children enter the education system, improving their education outcomes.
Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) currently provides four developmental checks reaching
- over 90 per cent of children aged 1-4 weeks old,
- 28 per cent of children aged 6-9 months,
- 18 per cent of children aged 18-24 months and
- 50 per cent of preschool children.
This initiative will increase universal coverage for developmental checks to provide an additional check at around 12-months of age and a further check at around 3 years of age and support the increase in the number of children receiving the preschool check. Additional interventions and supports for children identified through the program will be delivered from within existing resources.
MORE EDUCATION SPENDING IN 2021-22 THAN 2017-18
1727 MORE TEACHERS AND OTHER EDUCATION STAFF IN 2024-25 THAN 2019-20
INVESTING IN TAFE SA
$215.5m OVER 4 YEARS
Support for TAFE SA as a contemporary training provider.
NEW AND EXPANDED SCHOOL BUS SERVICES
$17.3m OVER 5 YEARS
Purchase of 20 new Adelaide Metro buses to operate new and expanded bus services to cater for the Year 7 transition to high school from 2022.
$68.9m OVER 2 YEARS
Extension of the existing JobTrainer Fund National Partnership Agreement with the Commonwealth until June 2022. JobTrainer funds training places supporting skills for in-demand jobs like IT, creating training pathways to employment.