ICPA (Aust) Training and Tertiary Portfolios Updates

March 2022 Federal Branch Bulletin Update

Tertiary update

HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPORT FOR REGIONAL AND REMOTE STUDENTS
Undergraduate, Post-Graduate, Vocational Education and Training Students

Several Australian Government scholarship and payment programs are available to support regional and remote tertiary and training students including

  • Tertiary Access Payment (TAP),
  • Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES) and
  • Destination Australia Program.

Read more here

YOUTH ALLOWANCE OVERVIEW 2022
The Youth Allowance Overview 2022 aims to summarise the lengthy Youth Allowance website. This information relates to rural and remote students planning to study full time and who intend to apply for Youth Allowance.
Read more here.
This is a guide only.  For clarification and further assistance please phone 132490 (dedicated Youth Allowance phone number) or visit Services Australia.

PROOF OF IDENTITY for YOUTH ALLOWANCE APPLICANTS
ICPA (Aust) is pleased to report that a new process of identity verification has been established which will benefit rural and remote students applying for Youth Allowance.

Proof of identity can be online, over the phone or in person.

Students applying online for Youth Allowance are now able to confirm their identity during the online claim process, by booking a video chat appointment for sighting and verification of original identity documents. 

More information can be found here: How to prove your identity with Centrelink - Youth Allowance for students and Australian Apprentices - Services Australia

ICPA TERTIARY PORTFOLIO WEBSITE PAGES
The Tertiary Portfolio has loads of information on the website

Federal Tertiary Financial Assistance
Rural and remote students may be eligible for Government assistance to help with costs of undertaking a higher education course including Youth Allowance and adjunct payments including Relocation Scholarship, ABSTUDY and Tertiary Access Payment.
Read more here

Federal Tertiary Scholarships
Scholarships can assist to cover accommodation, living expenses, course fees, study equipment, start-up costs and travel.
Read more here

Useful Links and Resources for Tertiary students and their families.
Read more here

December Federal Branch Bulletin Update

Are you a 2021 school leaver or a parent of a school leaver? There is an abundance of information on the ICPA (Aust) website including support, guidance and financial assistance you may be eligible for depending on your chosen pathway after school.

The below document has all the information that you need with live links to resourceful websites.

Attention School Leavers Document

May Federal Branch Bulletin Update

For more information on Youth Allowance and other Centrelink payments visit Services Australia – Students & Trainees

For more information on the commonwealth Living Away from Home Allowance visit Australian Apprenticeships

For further information follow:

Helping School Leavers Find Their Career Path in 2021

Consider apprenticeship