1.1.S.50 Schooling requirement child (SEAM)

Note: SEAM ceased effective 31 December 2017. The Australian and Northern Territory Governments remain committed to supporting families and communities to get their children to school every day and to improve school attendance in remote communities. Despite the cessation of SEAM, Northern Territory Government Truancy Officers will continue to monitor attendance in select communities and DHS social workers will continue to visit remote communities as part of their general work.


This definition applies for SEAM purposes ONLY.

Definition: schooling requirement child

A schooling requirement child of a person is:

  • a dependent child (1.1.D.70) of the person, or
  • a child who is subject to a family law order, parenting plan or registered parenting plan that specifies that the child is to be in the care of the person for at least 14 per cent of a schooling requirement period.

Explanation: A schooling requirement period is defined in Social Security (Administration) (Schooling Requirement) Determination 2009 (No. 1) section 5.

A child can be a schooling requirement child of more than one person.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 124B(1) Schooling requirement child

Last reviewed: 5 February 2018