HECS-HELP Benefit for Early Childhood Education Teachers
The Australian Government provides funding to reduce the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt of early childhood education teachers working in area of high need, which are defined as regional or remote areas, Indigenous communities, or areas of high socio-economic disadvantage based on postcode location.
From 1 July 2013 the maximum amount of benefit available has increased to $1795.41 for the 2012-13 income year. Eligible early childhood education teachers should apply to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
Further information is available on the DEEWR website (opens in new window).