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About the ISP


Learn how the Inclusion Support Programme can help you

Learn about the Specialist Equipment Library

Learn about the Inclusion Development Fund

Learn about the new child care package, including the Child Care Safety Net (previously known as the Jobs for Families Child Care Package)

 

What is the Inclusion Support Programme?

 

The Inclusion Support Programme (ISP) began in July 2016.

The main objectives of the ISP are to:

  • Support services to improve their capacity and capability to provide quality inclusive practices, address participation barriers and include children with additional needs and
  • Provide parents and carers of children with additional needs with access to appropriate services that assist those parents to participate in the workforce.

The ISP consists of three key elements:

  1. Inclusion Agencies in each state and territory – an Inclusion Agency is contracted to assist eligible services build their capacity and capability to provide and embed inclusive practice in their delivery of education and care programs.
  2. Inclusion Development Fund (IDF) – the IDF provides funding to assist eligible services to address a barrier to inclusion that cannot be addressed by the support provided by an Inclusion Agency.
  3. Inclusion Development Fund Manager – a single national Inclusion Development Fund Manager is contracted to provide nationally consistent and equitable management of the IDF through assessing applications for funding and communicating outcomes to services.

Open the Department of Education’s page on the ISP

 

How do I complete a Strategic Inclusion Plan or access funding?

 

You will need to log in to the Inclusion Support Portal (IS Portal). Our Inclusion Professionals can support you to access the IS Portal, complete your Strategic Inclusion Plan and access funding.

Contact your local Inclusion Professional now

Go to the Department of Education’s page on the IS Portal

Log in to the IS Portal

 

Having trouble accessing the IS Portal?

 

Open the Department’s list of FAQs for troubleshooting

Watch our video – Inclusion Support Portal: Tips and Tricks

 
Community Child Care
Community Child Care Association

Servicing:

REGION 2

Ballarat, Bendigo, Buloke, Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Gannawarra, Hepburn, Loddon, Macedon, Mildura, Mitchell, Moorabool, Mt Alexander, Swan Hill

REGION 6

Banyule, Darebin, Melbourne, Moreland, Whittlesea, Yarra

KU Childrens Services
KU Children's Services

Servicing:

REGION 1

Ararat, Pyrenees, Colac- Otway, Corangamite, Geelong, Glenelg, Golden Plains, Hindmarsh,  Horsham, Moyne, Northern Grampians, Queenscliff, Southern Grampians, Surf Coast, Warrnambool, West Wimmera, Yarriambiack

REGION 3

Alpine, Benalla, Greater Shepparton, Indigo, Mansfield, Moria, Strathbogie, Towong, Wangaratta, Wodonga

REGION 5

Brimbank, Hobson’s Bay, Hume, Maribyrnong, Melton, Moonee Valley, Wyndham

REGION 8

Bayside, Boroondara, Glen Eira, Kingston, Monash, Port Phillip, Stonnington

yooralla
Yooralla

Servicing:

REGION 4

Bass Coast, Baw Baw, East Gippsland, La Trobe, South Gippsland, Wellington

REGION 7

Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Murrindindi, Nillumbik, Whitehorse, Yarra Ranges

REGION 9

Cardinia, Casey, Frankston, Greater Dandenong, Mornington Peninsula