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The Federal Government has extended the timeframe for providers to ensure arrangements for transitioning enrolments (enrolled at your ECEC service prior to 29 March 2018) meet the requirements for a complying written arrangement (CWA). See diagram below.

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Under this ‘transition rule’, some arrangements made between parents and providers before 2 July 2018 will be taken to be a complying written arrangement – whether or not the existing arrangement does, in fact, meet all the requirements for a complying written arrangement – until 23 September 2018. Specifically, this rule applies to transitioning enrolments that were ‘Active’ and ‘Formal’ in the Child Care Management System (CCMS) immediately before 2 July 2018.

That is:

  • the provider submitted an enrolment in CCMS before 2 July 2018, for which the parent was receiving Child Care Benefit/Child Care Rebate (whether by fee reduction or lump sum), and
  • the enrolment does not cease before 2 July 2018.

For these transitioning enrolments, a complying written arrangement will be taken to be in place between 2 July 2018 and 23 September 2018. This will ensure parents can be eligible for Child Care Subsidy for sessions of care provided under these transitioned enrolments between 2 July and 23 September 2018. From 24 September 2018, a complying written arrangement – as set out in the Secretary’s Rules – must actually be in place for the parent to be eligible for Child Care Subsidy.

You can download Federal Department of Education and Training's Factsheet on CWAs - Transitioning Enrolments