Additional Child Care Subsidy

Applying as you transition to work

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. Visiting a service centre
     

    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. Gather Documents
     

    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. Claim online
     

    3. Make your application

    1. Sign in to myGov and go to Centrelink.
    2. Select Child Care Subsidy from the menu.
    3. Under Child Care Subsidy select Transition to Work.
    4. Select Start new application.
    5. Answer all the questions. Each screen has information to help you complete the application.
    6. Review and submit your application.
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    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
  • employment
  • 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:
  • your name
  • the name of the educational institution
  • the course name and qualification level
  • the start and end date of the course
  • whether you're full time, part time or your percentage load.
Study – proof of progression. It must be either:
  • an academic transcript of your results
  • a certificate of attainment
  • other official documentation such as a letter from the course provider.
If you provide a letter, it needs to confirm completion of the course or modules. It should also detail the course or modules that you attempted or completed.
Paid work. It must be either:
  • copies of your pay slips
  • a letter from your employer.

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:

  • your name and the name of your employer or the business you own
  • the name of your employer or the business you own
  • employment or business address and phone number
  • date you started work and the date you will stop work, if applicable
  • your classification level or title
  • whether you are full time, part time or casual
  • the hours you work
  • your pay rate.
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:
  • your name
  • name of your employer and their ABN
  • date you started work and the date you will stop work, if applicable
  • your role
  • the hours you work.

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: 
  • a copy of your business registration
  • the ABN of your business
  • date you started the business.
Training. It must be a letter from your apprenticeship or traineeship company or educational institution, which includes all of the following:
  • your name
  • the name of the company or institution
  • the course name and qualification level
  • the start and end date of the course
  • whether you're full time, part time or your percentage load.
Job search. It must be either:
  • a letter from your Employment Services Provider confirming you are actively undertaking job search activities
  • a record of contact, or
  • copies of correspondence with potential employers.
It must also include a list of jobs you've applied for.
Other programs. It must be a document from the provider of the program, which includes all of the following:
  • your name
  • the name of the provider
  • the program name and purpose
  • the start and end date of the program
  • participation requirements of the program, such as the number of hours you do each week.

Page last updated: 25 February 2019