Education Assistance Scheme

Defence recognises that some children may experience disruption to their education each time they move for a posting.

Financial support is available to help minimise the disruption to education caused by posting.

Defence may provide assistance when a posting means that a child needs to:

  • change schools
  • study at a school not in the posting location
  • study at a tertiary institution away from home.

Financial support available under the Education Assistance Scheme includes:

  • tutoring
  • tuition and boarding school allowance
  • tertiary accommodation
  • loss of scholarship compensation
  • reunion travel.

The ADF Pay and Conditions Manual provides further details on Education assistance.

For help with your application email education.supportprograms@defence.gov.au.