3.7.1 JETCCFA Rate Calculation - Overview

Summary

JETCCFA is a subsidy for the cost of approved child care required by a person to undertake the activities specified in a Job Plan. It pays most of the 'gap fee' after CCB has been deducted from the fee charged.

From 3 July 2017, the maximum amount of JETCCFA that will be paid per hour of care is $8.40 (indexed annually). If a person's child care service charges high hourly fees, JETCCFA will pay up to $8.40 per hour and the person will be liable for the remaining cost (subject to the CCR).

JETCCFA is worked out separately for each of a person's children in approved child care. JETCCFA applies for a specific number of hours in a week and for a specified period, determined by the nature and duration of the activities specified in a person's Job Plan.

A week for JETCCFA purposes is the same as a week for CCB purposes, i.e. Monday to Sunday.

Previous arrangements

From 5 January 2015 to 5 July 2015, the maximum amount of JETCCFA that was paid per hour of care was $8.00.

Policy reference: FA Guide 2.6 CCB Eligibility, 3.7.2 Formula for Calculating JETCCFA

Last reviewed: 3 July 2017