Additional Child Care Subsidy

Who can get the Transition to Work subsidy

You need to meet certain criteria to be eligible for Additional Child Care Subsidy Transition to Work.

You need to meet certain criteria to be eligible for Additional Child Care Subsidy Transition to Work.

You must:

You must also be getting either:

Transition to Work requirements

Studying, looking for a job, working or training all count as activities.

Studying

To meet the study requirements you must be:

  • doing at least 1 approved course of education or study, and
  • making satisfactory progress to complete the course

Approved course of education or study

Your level of study must be a higher level than you have completed in the last 10 years. This doesn’t apply if the course qualifies you for a job on the Skills Shortage List. You can read the Skills Shortage List on the Department of Jobs and Small Business website.

If you already get a payment from us as a student, your study requirements will be the same.

Example of doing an approved course of education or study

Grace has a Certificate IV that she completed 5 years ago. She can get the Transition to Work subsidy to study at the Diploma level or above. If she is studying a Certificate IV or a lower level of study, it must be helping her work toward a job on the Skills Shortage List to be eligible.

Satisfactory progress to complete the course

You must be participating in the course and achieving the minimum requirements of the course. You will be required to provide evidence of your progress, if requested.

Example of not making satisfactory progress

Alex has been attending classes for his approved course. However, he fails his first semester subjects and is therefore unable to do the second semester subjects. This means Alex doesn’t meet the requirements and will need to let us know he’s no longer doing his activity for this additional subsidy.

Looking for a job

To meet job search requirements you must be actively looking for work, which includes activities such as:

  • looking for job vacancies
  • preparing resumes and job applications
  • contacting potential employers, or
  • preparing for and attending job interviews

Working

To meet the work requirements you must be:

  • doing paid work
  • doing unpaid work including work experience or an internship
  • volunteering
  • unpaid work in a family business, or
  • actively setting up a business

Training

To meet the training requirements you must be doing:

  • a vocational training course, or
  • another program which will improve your job prospects, such as government funded rehabilitation programs or literacy and numeracy programs

Page last updated: 2 July 2018