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Secondary Assistance Scheme

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The State Government through the Western Australian Department of Education provides an allowance to assist eligible families with secondary schooling costs.

The allowance consists of two components:

  • $115 Clothing Allowance paid directly to the parent/guardian.
  • $235 Education Program Allowance paid directly to the school.

Application is made by the parent or guardian for student/s enrolled in Years 7-12 studying a full-time secondary course at a Western Australian private school.

Eligibility Criteria

Parent or Guardian must hold one of the following cards:

  • Department of Human Services (Centrelink) Health Care Card
  • Department of Human Services (Centrelink) Pensioner Concession Card
  • Veterans’  Affairs Pension Concession Card

Application forms will be available at the school reception in January 2017. Completed applications must be lodged by Friday 7 April 2017.