3.7.2.20 JETCCFA Parental Contribution

Summary

This topic explains what the parental contribution is and the hourly rate that currently applies.

What is the parental contribution?

The parental contribution is an amount per JETCCFA hour (1.1.J.100) a person is liable to pay their approved child care service/s for care provided.

From 31 December 2012, the parental contribution will be $1 per JETCCFA hour for each child in care.

From 6 July 2015, the maximum amount of JETCCFA that will be paid per hour of care is $8.14 (indexed annually). If a person's child care service charges high hourly fees, JETCCFA will pay up to $8.14 per hour and the person will be liable for the remaining cost (subject to the CCR).

Exceptions to the parental contribution

Teenage parents (i.e. a parent who is under 20 years of age) who are studying to complete their secondary education will be excluded from the new parental contribution rate and the work training study test. These parents will continue to pay 10 cents per JETCCFA hour for each child in care while they remain a teenage parent.

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.

From 1 July 2012 to 5 July 2015, a person residing in one of the 10 identified locations and participating in the Building Australia's Future Workforce targeted initiatives - Support for Jobless Families and Helping Young Parents measures were exempt from the increased parental contribution of $1.00. These parents paid 10 cents per JETCCFA hour for each child in care while participating in these initiatives. As these arrangements have ceased, parents now pay $1.00 per JETCCFA hour for each child in care.

From 3 July 2006 to 30 December 2012, the JETCCFA parental contribution was 10 cents per JETCCFA hour for each child in care.

Policy reference: FA Guide 1.1.J.100 JETCCFA hours, 1.1.P.15 Parental contribution (JETCCFA), 3.7.1 JETCCFA Rate Calculation - Overview, 3.7.2 Formula for Calculating JETCCFA, 3.7.2.10 Limits on JETCCFA Hours in Calculating a Payment, 3.7.3 Charges Covered by JETCCFA

Last reviewed: 1 July 2015