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HECS/HELP Benefit

Are you:

  • An Early Childhood Educator graduate
  • A Maths or Science Course graduate who graduated after 30 June, 2008
  • A Nursing or Midwifery Course graduate who graduated after 30 June, 2009
  • An Education Course graduate who graduated after 30 June, 2009

If so you may be eligible for the Australian Taxation Office HECS/HELP benefit.

Early Childhood Education Course (graduated at anytime)

An early childhood teaching course means a course that leads to the award of a qualification that is recognised by a state or territory government as meeting the requirements to teach early childhood education.

Mathematics or Science (graduated after 30 June 2008)

You are eligible if you have a math's or science degree and work in the field of:
Actuary, Agricultural Scientist, Agronomist, Biochemist, Biologist, Biophysicist, Botanist, Chemist (not dispensing pharmacist), Chemistry Technician, Ecologist, Environmental Scientist, Forester, Geologist, Geophysicist, Laboratory Assistant, Laboratory Technician, Life Scientist, Mathematician, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Medical Physicist, Medical Technician, Metallurgist, Meteorologist, Microbiologist, Park Ranger, Physicist, Physiologist, Primary School Teacher, Secondary School Teacher of mathematics or science, Soil Scientist, Soil Technician, Statistician, Technical Officer or Zoologist.

Nursing or Midwifery Course (graduated after 30 June 2009)

A nursing or midwifery course of study means a course of study that leads to the award of a qualification that is recognised by a state or territory as meeting the requirements for initial registration as a registered nurse or midwife.

Education Course (graduated after 30 June 2009)

An education course of study means a course of study that leads to the award of a qualification that is recognised by a state or territory as meeting the requirements for initial registration or employment as a teacher in a primary school, middle or intermediate school or secondary school; or an early childhood education teaching course.

You have two years from the end of the income year for which you are applying to submit your application - for example, applications for the 2012-13 income year must be received by the ATO by 30 June 2015.

To apply follow this link:
https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Studying-and-student-debt/In-detail/HECS-HELP-benefit/HECS-HELP-benefit-for-maths,-science,-education-and-nursing-(including-midwifery)-graduates/#

You could be eligible for up to:

Income year

Early childhood education teachers

Maths or science graduates

Education and nursing (including midwifery) graduates

2013–14

$1,831.32

$1,716.85

$1,716.85

2012–13

$1,795.41

$1,683.19

$1,683.19

 

 

 

 

If you have any queries, please contact Wimmera Mallee Accounting.