Average SACS wage component percentages for eligible Commonwealth Programs

The table below outlines the average SACS wage component – one of the factors being used to calculate SACS supplementation funding.  They vary from program to program due to different program characteristics.

The Government has undertaken a rigorous process to calculate its share of the wage increase. The Government has tested these calculations through a number of different processes. One of the ways the Government tested this, was through examination of data generated through the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) Survey in 2011. The survey examined employment arrangements, including what coverage the SACS Modern Award would have across certain employers directly funded by the Commonwealth. This data helped confirm that the Commonwealth’s costing assumptions are robust.

These percentages differ from those provided for programs funded through Commonwealth/State Agreements.  This is because there are additional factors used to determine the component of funding that flows through to service providers.

The figures below are being provided to assist organisations with budgeting and to ensure there is transparency in the Australian Government’s process of providing supplementation funding.

* Not all activities funded through these FaHCSIA programs are within scope. Please click on the program name for more detailed information on eligible activities.

 

Commonwealth Own Purpose Expense (COPE) Program

Responsible agency

Average
SACS wage component%

1

Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Program

AGD

64.1

2

Community Legal Services Program

AGD

75.0

3

Indigenous Legal Aid & Policy Reform

AGD

66.4

4

Family Relationship Services Program

AGD

70.0

5

Indigenous Justice Program

AGD

62.0

6

Payment to the Red Cross for Asylum Seeker Assistance Scheme#

DIAC

40.0

7

Compliance Resolution, Community Care and Assistance#

DIAC

50.0

8

On-shore Community Detention Services#

DIAC

15.0

9

Humanitarian Settlement Services

DIAC

80.0

10

Supervision and Welfare for Unaccompanied Humanitarian Minors

DIAC

90.0

11

Settlement Grants Program

DIAC

70.0

12

Community Nursing#

DVA

5.0

13

Veterans’ Home Care (including In-home Respite) #

DVA

12.0

14

Carer and Volunteer Support

DVA

70.0

15

Targeted Community Care (Mental Health) Program*

FaHCSIA

89.0

16

Housing Assistance and Homelessness Prevention*

FaHCSIA

66.0

17

Services for People with Disability*^

FaHCSIA

72.0

18

Support for Carers*

FaHCSIA

85.0

19

Family Support Program*

FaHCSIA

70.0

20

Financial Management Information and Assistance Program*

  • Commonwealth Financial Counselling
  • Emergency Relief#

FaHCSIA

75.0
80.0
30.0

21

Indigenous Family Safety Program*

FaHCSIA

65.0

22

Torres Strait Regional Authority

FaHCSIA

40.0

23

Community Investment Program*

FaHCSIA

75.0

24

Gender Equality for Women*

FaHCSIA

70.0

25

National Respite for Carers Program

DoHA

6.6

26

COAG Improved Services for People with Drug and Alcohol Problems and Mental Illness

DoHA

70.0

27

NGO Treatment Grants Program

DoHA

70.0

28

Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Areas Program#

DoHA

30.0

29

Youth Mental Health Initiative#

DoHA

40.0

30

Programs of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma#

DoHA

30.0

31

Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care Programs#

DoHA

20.0

32

National Perinatal Depression Plan

DoHA

To Be Provided

33

Support for Day to Day Living

DoHA

70.0

34

COAG Mental Health – Telephone Counselling and Self-help and Web-based Program Support Program#

DoHA

10.0

35

National Suicide Prevention Program

DoHA

60.0

36

Telephone Perinatal Peer Support#

DoHA

40.0

37

Severe and Coordinated Care

DoHA

60.0

38

Home and Community Care#

DoHA

8.2

39

Youth Connections

DEEWR

80.0

40

Volunteer Management

PM&C

70.0

# An explanation on the wage cost components for these programs is available on the detailed wage cost component page

^ This program includes some eligible grants from the Early Intervention for Children with Disability program

Content Updated: 11 April 2013