Defence families can arrange financial support to help minimize the disruption to a family member’s schooling caused by posting and relocation. Some of the services offered are tutoring, boarding school allowance, tertiary accommodation, special needs support, reimbursement of a lost scholarship, reunion travel and education assistance. For more information, guidelines and the application forms for these services visit the DCO website www.defence.gov.au
Students may be entitled to up to 14 weeks of tutoring in any subject that has been identified by the school as representing a gap in learning. This applies to primary and high school students and must be applied for and competed within the first 18 months of enrolment at a new school due to a new posting.