Criterion 7 — Applicable to students attending other specialist settings
Eligible specialist settings
Specialist settings, recognised for the purposes of eligibility for the conveyance allowance, are small and unique settings that provide specialist education to students with particular needs.
Specialist settings recognised by the department for the purpose of eligibility for the conveyance allowance are set out below, together with the specific eligibility requirements for students attending that particular setting.
Deaf facilities provide a specialist setting for hearing impaired students within a mainstream school. Students must attend their nearest deaf facility to be eligible for a conveyance allowance.
English language schools and centres
English language schools and centres provide intensive English language courses targeted at students who have recently arrived in Australia. Students must attend their nearest English language centre or school to be eligible for a conveyance allowance.
Re-engagement programs operate outside mainstream school settings and provide tailored education and support for children and young people who are disengaged, or have been identified as at risk of disengaging, from mainstream school.
Only students who are attending a re-engagement program and have been referred to the re-engagement program in accordance with the process outlined in the department’s policy on Re-engagement Programs will be eligible for a conveyance allowance.
Students do not have to attend their nearest re-engagement program but must attend the program specified in their re-engagement plan developed in association with the department’s regional office. Evidence of this must be provided with the application, such as a letter from the relevant regional office, or other relevant division of the department, confirming the student’s re-engagement plan.
Reviewed 01 December 2022