Last amended: 12 July 2005

Teacher training scholarships

If a pensioner is undertaking studies, any teacher training scholarships they or their partner receive is assessed as income.

Any additional allowance paid in respect of dependent children in a pensioner's care only serves to reduce the additional free area for dependent children.

If any of these allowances are paid to a student child of the pensioner, the payment is the child's own personal income.     

Commonwealth Trade Learning Scholarships


At the successful completion of the first and second years of a New Apprenticeship in a skill shortage trade, a Commonwealth Trade Learning Scholarship of $500 may be granted. The Department of Education, Science and Training determines the eligible qualifications and makes the payment.