Secondary Assistance Scheme

Alkimos College

Secondary Assistance Scheme

The Secondary Assistance Scheme is available to parents/guardians of secondary students, up to and including the year in which they turn 18, and only if the parent/carer is a holder of one of the following prescribed cards (not the student). If a parent does not have a card the application will not be successful.

  • Centrelink Family Health Care Card;
  • Pensioner Concession Card; or
  • Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card.

At Alkimos College our students work together to foster creativity and innovation to create empowered individuals. We provide a safe and inclusive environment where ‘hands on’ and ‘minds on’ learning experiences are embedded in everyday college life. Our staff and students strive for excellence and grow with our community to cultivate a culture of high quality teaching and learning.

The Secondary Assistance Scheme includes:

  • Educational Program Allowance of $235 (paid directly to the school)
  • Clothing Allowance of $115 (paid either directly to the school or to your nominated bank account)
  • Students in receipt of ABSTUDY are eligible for the ABSTUDY Supplement Allowance.


Application forms for the Secondary Assistance Scheme for 2024 are now available. You will be required to lodge these forms in person from Wednesday 29 January 2024, as your valid concession card must be sighted and signature verified. Applications close at the end of Term 1 2024. No late applications will be accepted by the Department of Education.

Get in Touch

Should you have any questions relating to the Secondary Assistance Scheme or any other enrolment enquiry then please get in touch.