Allowances

Assistance to meet the cost of schooling is available to parents and students through various allowances listed below. Applications are made through the Business Manager during Term 1 and are subject to the applicant being a current holder of one of the following cards which must be valid for a period of no less than four weeks and be current some time during first term:

  • Department of Social Security: Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card or Centrelink Family Health Care Card (Family Card only).
  • Department of Veteran Affairs Pensioner Concession Card (Blue Card).

Students may claim for themselves if they are classified by Centrelink as a Homeless/Independent Youth. Appropriate correspondence must be supplied by Centrelink to validate claims.

Application for the Secondary Assistance Scheme can be made through the College's Business Manager.

Secondary Assistance Scheme ($235 - Years 7-12). Application should be made through the Business Manager in Term 1. The subsidy is paid directly to the College to assist with the payment of Charges & Voluntary Contributions.

Secondary Assistance Scheme (Clothing) ($115 - Years 7-12). Application should be made through the Business Manager in Term 1. The allowance is paid directly to parents via the Department of Education. Parents can nominate for this payment to be paid directly to College Charges & Voluntary Contributions.

Application for Secondary Assistance Scheme Form 2016

Youth Allowance : This grant applies to students 16 years and over and is to assist with students' educational requirements. Application is made through Centrelink by phone on 132 490.

Abstudy : This allowance applies to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to assist with their educational requirements. Application is made through Centrelink by phone on 132 317.

Travel Concessions : For rail, bus (not metro) and airline travel (application through the Business Manager).