If you already get Child Care Subsidy, complete the following steps to apply for the transition to work subsidy.
If you don’t currently get Child Care Subsidy for your child, you need to submit a claim for it online. We’ll ask some questions within this claim to check your eligibility for Additional Child Care Subsidy Transition to Work. Read more about how to claim Child Care Subsidy.
Steps to apply for Additional Child Care Subsidy Transition to work
1. Get ready to apply
The easiest way to apply is online.
To apply online, you need a myGov account linked to Centrelink.
If you don’t have a myGov account or a Centrelink online account you’ll need to set them up.
2. Get your documents ready to apply
You’ll need to get some supporting documents ready to help answer some of the questions in the application.
3. Make your application
- Sign in to myGov and go to Centrelink.
- Select Child Care Subsidy from the menu.
- Under Child Care Subsidy select Transition to Work.
- Select Start new application.
- Answer all the questions. Each screen has information to help you complete the application.
- Review and submit your application.
4. After you apply
After you submit your claim online, you’ll get a receipt telling you the ID number of your application.
This receipt will tell you what other documents you need to provide so we can assess your application.
We’ll also let you know the result of your application. We’ll send a letter to either your:
If you don't get electronic letters, we'll send you a letter in the mail.
If we need more details we’ll ask you for them.
If you think we’ve made a mistake you can ask us to review our decision.
Other supporting documents you need to provide
When you apply for Additional Child Care Subsidy Transition to Work, you need to give us evidence.
We’ll tell you what documents we need. You’ll need to provide these within 28 days.
This may include proof of your:
- job search activities
- registration in a course of education, training or other program.
progress if you’ve been studying for more than 6 months.
|Type of evidence||Evidence details|
|Study – proof of enrolment.||It must include all of the following:
|Study – proof of progression.||It must be either:
|Paid work.||It must be either:
Your pay slips must include certain information. You can read about what has to be on your pay slip on the Fair Work Ombudsman website.
A letter from your employer must include all of the following:
|Unpaid work in a family business, a work experience placement, internship or voluntary work.||It must be a letter from your employer or business which includes the following:
For work experience, you must also include information that shows this work will improve your work skills or employment prospects.
|Setting up a business.||It must be:
|Training.||It must be a letter from your apprenticeship or traineeship company or educational institution, which includes all of the following:
|Job search.||It must be either:
|Other programs.||It must be a document from the provider of the program, which includes all of the following: