Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance - continuation of bridging and foundation courses

The government is changing the eligibility criteria for Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance program.

Description of the measure

From 1 July 2013 parents who are studying an enabling course (commonly referred to as bridging or foundation courses) may be eligible for Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance.

Parents who are trying to gain foundation education skills as a pathway to further tertiary study may be eligible for more help with their child care costs.

Questions and answers

Who will be affected by this measure?

Parents who are studying a course designed to support entry into a particular program at an Australian tertiary institution and who need to use child care for their child or children.

Am I eligible for this measure?

To be eligible, people need to be receiving an eligible income support payment and the maximum rate of Child Care Benefit.

To claim Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance, call us on 136 150. Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance is paid directly to their child care service.

When will this measure start and finish?

This measure starts on 1 July 2013. The change is ongoing.

Page last updated: 9 March 2016

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