The Secondary Assistance Scheme is intended to provide assistance to secondary students in meeting the costs of books and uniforms and includes eligible home-educated students. To be eligible for the allowance the parent/guardian must hold a Centrelink Family Health Care Card, a Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card or a Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession card that represents a statement of income for the family. The student must be registered for home education at an education office.
The allowance consists of two components:
- $115 Clothing Allowance paid directly to the parent/guardian.
- $235 Educational Program Allowance paid directly to the parent/guardian.
An application is made by the parent or guardian of student/s registered for study in the secondary years.
Application forms are available from education offices. Applications must be received by the Schools Resourcing Branch (08 9264 4516) by the last day of term 1 of the current school year.