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Service Agreement Information Kit for Funded Organisations

3.2 Term of the Service Agreement

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Clause 2 sets out the length of the Service Agreement.

Generally, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education and Training will use the Service Agreement from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2019.

Organisations will be offered a Service Agreement with a four year term, except where:

  • the funding in the Service Agreement is time limited, and will cease before 30 June 2019;
  • the Service Agreement starts after 1 July 2015;
  • the Service Agreement includes the provision of goods or services to people with a disability or otherwise relates to the administration of the Disability Act 2006 (Vic). This Act limits the length of such agreements to a period not exceeding three years;
  • other circumstances exist that warrant a shorter Service Agreement period. Where this applies, the organisation will be advised of the reason for a shorter Service Agreement period.

The Service Agreement Module on the Funded Agency Channel (external link, opens in a new window) provides organisations with a four year outlook of proposed funding, regardless of the term of the Service Agreement.

There is no obligation on the department or the organisation to renew the Service Agreement at the end of the term.

The Details page in the Service Agreement lists the start date and end date of the Service Agreement. Where a Service Agreement is terminated, the end date will reflect that termination.