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Part 4 : Education assistance

8.4.1 Overview

When a member is posted within Australia, they may incur extra costs to educate or accommodate their child. Education assistance helps with these costs. This Part outlines the education assistance available to members for their children.

Exception: Division 5 outlines assistance for a member's tertiary student children living away from the member's location of residence. The member does not have to be posted to be eligible for this assistance.

8.4.2 Definition

The following definition applies to this Part.

Term Definition in this Part
Compulsory tuition fees Compulsory amounts levied by the school for educating the child, including compulsory sports levies. This does not include boarding fees.

Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.

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