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Education Charges for Dependents and Visa Holders

Thursday, October 4, 2018

EDUCATION ACT 1972
Notice Fixing Charges for Dependents of Subclass 457 and 482 Visa Holders

Pursuant to section 106B of the Education Act 1972, I fix the following charges payable in respect of a dependent of a person who is the subject of a temporary work (skilled) visa (subclass 457) or Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) issued under the Migration Act 1958 of the Commonwealth for education in a Government school (also referred to as the ‘Temporary Residents 457 or 482 Visa student contribution fee per school year’). These charges have effect from 1 January 2019:

  1. Charges for dependent subclass 457 or 482 visa student per full school year (40 weeks):

$

    1. For primary education                                                                         5 300
    2. For secondary education                                                                     6 400

subject to any applicable fee reductions, pro rata adjustments for enrolment for part of a school year in which the charge applies or exemptions.

  1. Where more than one dependent of a primary subclass 457 or 482 visa holder is subject to a charge under this notice, the full amount of the charge payable under paragraph 1 will apply to the eldest of those dependents. The second and any subsequent dependents will be subject to the full charge that would otherwise be payable under paragraph 1 less 10%.
  2. The charge otherwise payable under paragraphs 1 and 2 above will, if the family income is below the upper threshold, be reduced as follows:

Where the family income is more than $60,000, but less than the upper threshold rounded down to the nearest whole thousand dollars, the charge payable is a proportion of the charge indicated in paragraph 1, calculated according to the following formula:

             A - $60,000
$20,000 + ((B-1) x $15,000)

Where A = family income rounded down to the nearest whole thousand dollars; and
B = the number of dependents of the primary subclass 457 or 482 visa holder enrolled in Government schools

  1. Where the family income is $60 000 or less, rounded down to the nearest whole thousand dollars, no tuition charge will be payable by any dependents of the primary subclass 457 or 482 visa holder under this notice.
  2. Charge for student enrolled for part of school year – if a dependent student is enrolled at a Government school for part of a school year, the charge payable is a proportion of the charge calculated in accordance with paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 being the proportion that the number of school weeks for the whole or part of which the student is enrolled bears to 40.
  3. For the purposes of this notice:

family income means the estimated combined gross income of a primary subclass 457 or 482 visa holder and their spouse or partner for a twelve month period commencing on 1 January of the school year for which the charge is payable or the date on which the dependent student subject to a charge under this notice first commences at a Government school, whichever is the later.

Gross income includes any salary sacrifice and overtime payments.

The upper threshold for the purposes of family income is calculated in the following way:

$

    1. For the first dependent student at a government school                    80 000
    2. For each additional dependent student at a government school add 15 000

R Persse
Chief Executive
Department for Education