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Current application processing timeframes for IDF Subsidy for an Additional Educator :


The demand for support through the Inclusion Support Program has resulted in an unprecedented high volume of applications being submitted for IDF Subsidy for an Additional Educator. Applications are being assessed in line with the ISP Guidelines, as efficiently as possible, but unfortunately this is currently not within the usual timeframes. Thank you for your patience at this time.


Please go to the Important Information page for further information and updates.


Current application processing timeframes for IDF Subsidy for an Additional Educator

The demand for support through the Inclusion Support Program has resulted in an unprecedented high volume of applications being submitted for IDF Subsidy for an Additional Educator. Applications are being assessed in line with the ISP Guidelines, as efficiently as possible, but unfortunately this is currently not within the usual timeframes.

Applications are assessed in order of the date they are submitted to the IDFM for assessment. Services are notified of the outcome of their application as soon as an outcome has been determined. This approach helps to ensure equity of access to IDF for all services across Australia. The IDFM is working as efficiently as possible to assess all applications submitted as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience at this time.


Inclusion Support Program changes

There are changes to the Inclusion Support Program from 11 January 2024.

For details on applying for and utilising the Inclusion Development Fund (IDF), please see the FAQs

For information and questions about the changes, please go to the Department of Education website


Helpful Resource

A task card is now available to support services to add children with additional and ongoing high support needs to the Inclusion Support Portal when accessing the Inclusion Development Fund.