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By now, you should have received the updated Queensland Kindergarten Funding Scheme (QKFS): Funding Requirements. The new Funding Requirements are effective from 1 January 2019. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with the revised requirements to ensure you remain eligible for funding under the QKFS.

ACA Qld has commenced a thorough review of the new Funding Requirements which have been highlighted pdf here (4.04 MB) . We are still reviewing the document, so this listing may not be exhaustive.

Amendments of most significance include: QKFS Plus application (page 14) in line with a member alert sent on 27 September 2018 , Transition statements (page 24), Workforce requirements (page 28), Departmental monitoring, compliance and performance (page 31), Misappropriation of funds (page 32) and Debt recovery (page 33).

If you have any questions please contact the Kindergarten Funding team by on QKFS.LDC@qed.qld.gov.au or 07 3035 2244.

For services using QikKids

The new option has been added to Tools > Options > Kindergarten > Subtract QKFS subsidy from fee submitted to CCSS. Please ensure that before unchecking this tick box that you read and understand the information below. 

This feature changes the way QikKids calculates the total fee sent to the Federal Government in relation to the QKFS. Specifically when unchecking this option, the QKFS funding will be used to specifically reduce the parent Gap as opposed to just reducing the total fee prior to CCS being applied. QikKids strongly advises that you seek independent advice from the relevant authorities before unchecking this feature. 

For more information, contact the QikKids team.

For services using Kidsoft

Kidsoft have finalised the development to enable providers to make the decison on how they apply QKFS discounting to guardians via the QKFS Discount under Service / Details / Discounts /Discount Type - Queensland Kindergarten.

To enable the Setting, follow the steps below:

  1. Service / Configurations / Setting / Kindergarten
  2. QKFS CCS Subsidy Full Amount
  3. When enabled you will receive a confrimation pop up box

For more information, contact the Kidsoft Helpdesk.