The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia. CCS - relevant arrangement enrolment


A 'relevant arrangement' refers to an arrangement between a provider and individual, for the care of a child, that does not meet the full requirements for a CWA. No CCS can be paid for sessions of care (1.1.S.40) provided under this type of enrolment (1.1.E.25), as a result it should only be used where the family is not eligible for CCS or does not wish to claim CCS.

Providers (1.1.A.90) are required to submit an enrolment notice if they enter into a relevant arrangement to provide care to a child, although less information is needed than for a CWA enrolment. Relevant arrangement enrolments do not require a parent (1.1.P.10) or child CRN (as there is no need to link to the individual's eligibility and entitlement (1.1.E.30) information), details of routine sessions of care and usual fees, and do not require parent confirmation with Centrelink.

Providers should only establish a relevant arrangement if the individual has stated they do not want their eligibility and entitlement for CCS to be determined for any sessions of care that will be provided under that arrangement.

A relevant arrangement enrolment cannot be changed into a CWA enrolment (or any other type of enrolment). Where a provider and individual have a relevant arrangement in place and later need to create a CWA (for example, because the family now wishes to claim CCS), the provider must create a new CWA enrolment.

Act reference: FA(Admin)Act section 200A(3) Notice if relevant arrangement entered into

Policy reference: FA Guide 2.6.1 CCS eligibility

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