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Secondary Assistance Scheme

The State Government, through the Department of Education provides financial support to eligible parents through the Secondary Assistance Scheme (SAS). The aim of this scheme is to assist low income families with secondary schooling costs.

The allowance consists of two components: $115 Clothing Allowance paid directly to the parent/guardian or the school; $235 Educational Program. Allowance paid directly to the school and is taken as payment for the Voluntary Contribution.

Application is made by parents or guardians of students enrolled in Years 7 to 12 up to and including the year the student turns 18 years of age.

Parents/guardians must hold one of the following cards:

  • Department of Human Services (Centrelink) Health Care Card
    Card holder must be parent/guardian. Claims cannot be made by a parent using a student’s card (i.e. the student may hold a card for disability purposes)
  • Department of Human Services (Centrelink) Pensioner Concession Card
    Student name should be listed on the card.
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card
    Health Pensioner Card, TPI / TPI Gold Cards or State Cards cannot be accepted as they are issued for medical benefit purposes only.

The card must be current during first term Application must be in person, forms are available from Administration Office at the College. Applications close at the end of term 1. Any application received after this date will not be accepted.