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Student Assistance Scheme (STAS)

The Department of Education recently announced that we would be expanding the Student Assistance Scheme for 2021.

Parents who have a current concession card as listed below can apply for dependent students for assistance under the STAS:

  • Services Australia – Centrelink Health Care Card
  • Service Australia – Centrelink Low Income Health Care Card
  • Services Australia – Pensioner Concession Card or
  • Department of Veteran Affairs – Pensioner Concession Card.

Please note that if you are already receiving student assistance you do not need to complete a form. For 2021 a new on-line form has been developed to assist with processing applications for new applicants. The form can be completed online https://stasonlinesubmission.education.tas.gov.au/ 

Once a validated form is completed the Department of Education will confirm the outcome of your application in writing, this process takes approximately 14 days. 

We understand this online option may not be possible for all families, so if you require a hard copy form please contact your school or stas@education.tas.gov.au or 1800 827 055.