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Resource Scheme

As a service to assist parents with the cost of educational resources, Western Cape College has chosen to operate a Student Resource Scheme (SRS).

The purpose of the scheme is to provide the parent with a cost effective alternative to purchasing textbooks, resources, consumables and/or materials from elsewhere, through reduced prices gained from the school's bulk purchasing processes.

The scheme operates under the policy and guidelines of the Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) and is approved annually by the P&C Association. On endorsing the scheme the P&C Association has elected that the Textbook and Resource Allowance provided by the Queensland Government for students in year 8-12 is paid to the college in bulk to offset costs of textbooks and other resources.

Participation in the scheme is optional. 


The overview​ provides more information about the scheme, including what is not included.

2018​​​ Student Resource Scheme 

Details of the Prep - 12 Student Resource Scheme inclusions are available here.  


The college will make a pro rata refund to the parent of a student who, having paid the scheme fee, completes a Request for Refund (PDF, 140 KB) and leaves the College through the year. The pro rata refund is calculated on the fees paid, less the cost of consumed materials and the replacement cost of scheme items that are lost, negligently damaged or not returned.


Voluntary Financial Contribution Scheme

Each State School is resourced by the State Government through appropriation funding to provide a core educational service to students. Voluntary financial contributions are used by schools to provide an enhanced educational service and to enhance resources available for student learning, recreation and comfort. See the Information Sheet for more detailed information.

To contribute, please return a completed Voluntary Contribution Letter (PDF, 780 KB)​ to the Administration office.