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Table 2 Cost components attributed to Local Health District and schools as well as the details and sources of unit costs

From: Economic evaluation of a multi-strategy intervention that improves school-based physical activity policy implementation

Cost components Detail Source of unit costs
Local Health District:
Labour
- Support (via in-person, email or telephone)
- In-person training
Project officers employed by the Local Health District, time to deliver the intervention Project officer wage rates
(Health Professional and Medical Salaries [State] Award 2019; Industrial Commission of New South Wales): Health Education Officer (mid-point) $48 per hour.
Materials
- Print educational handouts for teachers
- Physical resources for teachers (whistles and USB sticks)
- Physical activity equipment
- In-school champion manuals (print) and t-shirts
Printing costs and purchase of materials Exact costs from project records; valued at market prices
Workshop expenses a) Venue hire and catering
b) Teacher relief to attend
a) Exact costs from project records; valued at market prices
b) Teacher relief based on school staff wage rates (Crown Employees [Teachers in Schools and Related Employees] Salaries and Conditions Award 2019 –Industrial Commission of New South Wales): classroom teacher (mid-point) $44.57 per hour;
school executive (mid-point) $53.75 per hour
Travel and expenses Meals, travel, and accommodation costs Exact costs from project records
Schools:
Labour
- Principal
- In-school champion (a classroom teacher)
- Classroom teacher
Time in hours, estimated by research staff using project records School staff wages rates: (Crown Employees [Teachers in Schools and Related Employees] Salaries and Conditions Award 2019 –Industrial Commission of New South Wales): classroom teacher (mid-point) $44.57 per hour;
school executive (mid-point) $53.75 per hour
  1. Note: Data for each cost component were extracted from project management records maintained by project officers and research staff over the course of the trial