Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) - Transition to Work

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  Published on Tuesday, 08 May 2018

Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) - Transition to Work

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  Published on Tuesday, 08 May 2018
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What is the Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) - Transition to Work?

In July 2018, the Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) (Transition to Work) replaced the Jobs, Education and Training (JET) Child Care Fee Assistance Scheme to support families with the cost of care as they undertake activities to help them get back to work. 

To be eligible for the ACCS (Transition to Work) families must be eligible for Child Care Subsidy (CCS) as well as some additional criteria. As suggested, this subsidy is designed to make it easier for families to cover child care costs while parents either work or seek employment, study or complete training activities to make them more employable. 

Services Australia have guidelines stating how much study must be undertaken to be eligible to receive the subsidy, as well as information on job hunting time frames. You can read this information here

To be eligible to receive the subsidy, families must:

  • be eligible to receive the Child Care Subsidy (CCS)
  • have a family income of less than $68,163
  • have an active Job Plan, unless they are receiving Austudy or ABSTUDY
  • meet the ACCS (Transition to Work) requirements, and
  • be within the time limit for each activity 

Recipients must also be receiving:

How much is ACCS Transition to Work?  

The amount of ACCS (Transition to Work) received depends on the activity level, which is the amount of work or training undergone. In two partner families, Services Australia will use the lower of the activity levels to work out the amount of CCS to which families are entitled.

Eligible families will receive a subsidy of 95 per cent of the actual fee charged or 95 per cent of the CCS hourly rate cap whichever is lower.

Learn more about the ACCS Transition to Work here. 

This child care article was last reviewed or updated on Thursday, 01 October 2020

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