Child Care Subsidy - Family profiles for potential case studies

As you know, the Australian Government has announced a new child care package which will start from 2 July 2018.

Under the new package, a Child Care Subsidy will replace the existing Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. Families earning $185,710 or less a year will have no cap on the amount of Child Care Subsidy they can claim. For those earning more than this (up to $350,000), the current cap will increase to $10,000 per child, per year.

To help inform and educate Australian families on these changes, the department is seeking your help to identify families who are willing to be profiled on what the changes will mean for them.

The department is seeking a range of family situations representative of the diversity of Australian families, as detailed below. If there are families who do not fit into the below profiles but you think would be good candidates, please send through their details for consideration.

In the first instance, the department is asking that you submit names of the identified family, their ages, employment status including profession and hours worked per fortnight, an estimated annual family income, their child care utilisation and their contact details. You can send these details to us via email at qld@childcarealliance.org.au by Tuesday 10 October 2017 and we can forward these details to the department.

Horizon Communication Group on behalf of the Department of Education and Training, will contact the families to progress the profiles into case studies for use across promotional materials, including but not limited to, press, social media, web content. Families may also be required to participate in interviews and provide photographs.

For more information about the new child care package, including the estimator, visit www.education.gov.au/childcare.

Family situations for profiling

  • Two parents: working full-time
    Family income range: $65,710 to $170,710
    Child care utilisation: two children attending OSHC
    Activity test: both working full-time
  • Two parents: working full-time
    Family income range: $250,000 to $340,000
    Child care utilisation: three children attending different types of child care full-time (preferably 1 x OSHC and 2 x long day care)
    Activity test: both working full-time
  • Two parents: one working full-time, one working part-time
    Family income range: $170,710 to $250,000
    Child care utilisation: two children attending a long day care service
    Activity test: one working full-time, one working part-time
  • Two parents: one working and one studying, both full-time
    Family income: under $65,710
    Child care utilisation: one child attending long day care
    Activity test: one parent working full-time, one parent studying full-time
  • Two parents: one working full-time and one studying or volunteering part-time
    Family income range: $170,710 to $250,000
    Child care utilisation: two children attending different types of child care (preferably OSHC and family day care)
    Activity test: one parent working full-time, one parent undertaking studying or volunteering 8-16 hours per week
  • Single parent: working full-time
    Family income range: $65,710 to $170,710
    Child care utilisation: two children attending different types of child care (out of school hours and long day care)
    Activity test: working full-time
  • Caregiver (primary caregiver for the child for 60% of time or more): working part-time
    Family income range: $65,710 to $170,710
    Child care utilisation: one child attending long day care
    Activity test: working part-time
  • Single parent: studying full-time
    Family income: under $65,710
    Child care utilisation: one child attending family day care
    Activity test: studying full-time
  • Two grandparents: on the age pension with carer responsibility for grandchildren
    Family income: under $65,710
    Child care utilisation: one or two children attending long day care
    Activity test: receiving the age pension

Other considerations

  • The department is looking for families that are open to discussing their personal situation, including their income and work activity levels.
  • Families selected will not be remunerated for participating in these case studies.
  • Families selected should represent the diversity of Australian families.
  • The department would like a range of metropolitan, regional and remote based families.
  • The department would also like a family with child/children with additional needs, receiving ISP support.

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