1.1.C.18 Child attends school (CCS, ACCS)

Definition

For the purposes of CCS and ACCS and determining which hourly rate cap applies when a child attends a session of care (1.1.S.40) at a CBDC or OSHC service, a child attends school on a day that is or follows the first day of scheduled physical attendance, and where any of the following apply:

  • the child has turned 6,
  • the child attends the year of school before grade 1,
  • the child attends primary or secondary school,
  • the child is home schooled as recognised in the state or territory in which the child resides, or
  • the child would be attending school, except that the child is absent from school, or is on holidays.

Secondary school and primary school is as per the Australian Education Regulation 2013 sections 7 and 9, made under the Australian Education Act 2013:

School level Definition
Primary school
  • For schools other than special schools, in all states and territories except for South Australia, primary education constitutes foundation to year 6. In South Australia, primary education is foundation to year 7, except in the case of some specified schools (set out in clause 1 of Schedule 3 of the Australian Education Regulation 2013), where primary school is foundation to year 6.
  • For special schools in all states and territories, primary education is education provided to students aged 4 to 11.
Secondary school
  • For schools other than special schools, in all states and territories except for South Australia, secondary education is years 7 to 12. In South Australia, secondary education constitutes years 8 to 12, except in the case of some specified schools (set out in clause 1 of Schedule 3 of the Australian Education Regulation 2013), where secondary school is years 7 to 12.
  • For special schools in all states and territories, secondary education is education provided to students aged 12 to 21.

Act reference: Australian Education Regulation 2013

CCSMinRules section 16 Determining hourly rate cap that applies for a session of care

Last reviewed: 2 July 2018