T: (08) 9797 4400

Secondary Assistance Scheme – Applications Closing Soon

The Secondary Assistance Scheme (SAS) is to assist low-income families with secondary schooling costs for students in Years 7 to 12. 

Applications close on Friday April 1st 2022.

It is made up of two allowances:

  • the Education Program Allowance (EPA) – $235 paid directly to the school
  • the Clothing Allowance (CLA) – $115 paid to the applicant or the school.
To be eligible for the scheme, the parent/guardian(s) must hold at least one of these concession cards:
  • Centrelink Health Care Card
  • Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
  • Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card (blue) card.

The concession card must:

  • be valid for at least four weeks
  • be valid for some time within Term 1 (31 January 2022 to 1 April 2022)
  • have the student listed on it
  • not be expired at the time of applying for SAS.
Applications and concession cards must be verified by a school officer and the application officially witnessed. Please do not hesitate to phone 9797 4400 or email australind.shs@education.wa.edu.au for further information.

25 March 2022