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    Hi girls, I'm hoping someone will have some info for me. I'm a SAHM (& LOVE IT 😃) to 2 little boys (& I would love a 3rd 😁). DS1 is 3 now so goes to pre-school twice a week & DS2 is 18 months so stays with me. We are very blessed that DH earns a good wage but we don't qualify for the CCB. We will be building our dream home this coming year so $$$ is quite tight. If I had to return to full time work it would just cover the boys daycare fees so we don't see this as an option + we've always wanted that one of us stays home with our kids. I did start doing Tupperware but don't have a big group of friends so am struggling with getting parties etc. So now we are looking at other ways for us to be eligible for the CCR 😊.

    Has anyone enrolled / done a course online & claimed the CCR? What course did you do & through who? If you don't mind me asking, what did it cost you? Was there a time limit on the course?

    Hopefully someone can help me here 😃...

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    If you're returning to work to get some $$$ then you're eligible?

    Is that what you're planning ok doing? Sorry I'm not sure I've 100% understood your post.

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    It sounds a bit like you are going to study just so you can get the child care benefits?

    I personally don't think that is the right reason to start a course...surely you would pick a course because it is something you want to do and would lead towards a job or qualification that you are planning to use?

    I'm all for people studying, but I'm not sure that you sound like you're going to do it for the right reason.

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    I study part-time at uni externally and I qualify for CCR. My kids are in primary school so I don't actually use it. I think you have to be doing at least 15 hours per week. I am accruing a HECS debt though.

    http://www.humanservices.gov.au/cust...ing-study-test

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    I've done 3 tafe courses through OTEN and have received CCB/CCR with no probs.

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    I don't think you studying changes the fact your family income is over the threshold and earn too much to qualify for CCB? According to the centerlink website the cutoff for families with 2 kids is $150,914. Do you really need reduced fees?



    Age 20, engaged, mummy to 3yo DS and TTC his sibling! Living life backwards

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    As kw123 said, if you return to work you'll qualify for CCR as it's not means tested (unlike the CCB)

    I'm not quite sure - do you mean you want to study and use childcare while you're studying and get the CCR?

    Or do you mean you hope to get CCR just for the 2 days your DS1 is in preschool?
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    Yes, we do earn too much to receive the CCB BUT that doesn't mean that we don't have a tight budget as we are on 1 salary (like many people)!!!

    Like people have said before on this forum, one doesn't know what each ones financial situation is 😳. I'm happy to study something to further myself as well. For OUR situation, me going back to work full time is not viable (especially as we have no family support we we live).

    I was asking for advice from someone who has done online courses & applied for CCR... 😳

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lalasmooch View Post
    I don't think you studying changes the fact your family income is over the threshold and earn too much to qualify for CCB? According to the centerlink website the cutoff for families with 2 kids is $150,914. Do you really need reduced fees?



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    She wants CCR not CCB. And please let's not start the "you're so rich you don't deserve any support for childcare" chat please. My childcare fees are $36,400 for five days a week. That's out of post tax salary remember. So yeah, the $7.5k helps massively for everyone.

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    Statement retracted, my apologies.


    Age 20, engaged, mummy to 3yo DS and TTC his sibling! Living life backwards

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