Additional Child Care Subsidy

What counts towards ACCS 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
  • making satisfactory progress to complete the course

The length of time you can receive this subsidy depends on your level of study. We also count any prior Jobs, Education and Training (JET) Child Care Fee Assistance you have received.

If you’re studying a you can receive this for up to
Secondary course 104 weeks for full time study or
208 weeks for part time study
Preparatory course 104 weeks for full time study or
208 weeks for part time study
Certificate II to an Advanced Diploma 104 weeks for full time study or
208 weeks for part time study
for each level of the Australian Qualifications Framework
Bachelor Degree 156 weeks for full time study or
312 weeks for part time study
Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma 104 weeks for full time study or
208 weeks for part time study

You’ll receive this subsidy during study breaks throughout your course but not after the end of the course.

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
  • preparing for and attending job interviews

A time limit of 26 weeks applies for a job search activity. You don’t have to use this all at once. You can use a number of shorter time periods until you’ve used the full 26 weeks.

After this, you can’t use job search as an activity to apply for this subsidy again.

Working

To meet the work requirements you must be:

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

A time limit of 26 weeks applies for a work related activity. You don’t have to use this all at once. You can use a number of shorter time periods until you’ve used the full 26 weeks.

After this, you can’t use work as an activity to apply for this subsidy again.

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

If you’re training, the length of time you can receive this subsidy depends on the type of training.  

If you’re doing a you can receive this for up to
Vocational training course 52 weeks for full time or
104 weeks part time
Program to improve your job prospects 52 weeks full time

Multiple activities

You can do 2 or more activities that meet the activity requirements. If you do, you can choose which activity you want to receive it for.

If you give us details of more than 1 activity, we’ll use the activity that gives you the longest amount of time.

Page last updated: 12 May 2018