Child Care Subsidy Activity Test – encourage families to create a MY GOV account

The activity test is one of the factor determining a families level of subsidy and recognised activities include:

  • paid work, including leave
  • being self employed
  • doing unpaid work in the family business
  • training courses for the purpose of improving the individual’s work skills or employment prospects
  • an approved course of education or study
  • volunteering (Being on a PMC does not count as volunteering… Network is in the process of following this up)
  • actively looking for work
  • paid parental leave, including maternity leave

Families will have to declare which type of activity they are involved with via the my gov account… Encourage families to set up a my gov account ASAP. Put the link in your next newsletter.