I always have had it paid over the holidays and I'm not studying over the holidays. I started in June 2010 and am doing a 1 year post graduate diploma over 2 years part time so they paid me over christmas 2010 and then this year 2011 as I finish June 2012. They just paid me - it didn't really have a problem. I did tell them over the phone that I was concerned they might not pay over the holidays but there was no uni on I could do over christmas and I couldn't pull the children out of kindy as I wouldn't get the childcare places back etc etc.. they said it wasn't an issue as I was covered over the holidays as my course is 2 year (part-time) they said it just continues on.
In fact my course finished June 2012 and I was worried about what will happen after that re the kids as I have two in kindy and one in school.. my daugher is 5 in Oct 2012 so can't start school till 2013 and I was worried how I could afford to pay for kindy for 2 children for 6 months till she started school the next year. I'll be looking for relief teaching till I get a full time placement (teaching) but they said they will still cover me with JET unless I earn more than 1500 a fortnight for 6 or 7 consecutive fortnights in a row. They also said that when/if I get a full time teaching place they will continue to pay JET for 6 months so I'm hoping I'm still covered for childcare till I only have 1 in kindy and 2 in school.
It would seem its not like that for everyone *shrug*
Last edited by Maia; 15-12-2011 at 17:36. Reason: personal info
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