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The New Child Care Package

From 2 July 2018, there will be a New Child Care Package. Follow our step by step guide to get ready.

Understanding CCS

The new child care package which commences in July 2018 includes changes to the way personnel roles are defined.

What is the Child Care Subsidy?

When the Child Care Subsidy commences on 2 July 2018, it will:

  • replace the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) with a single, means-tested subsidy
  • be paid directly to providers to be passed on to families
  • be simpler than the current multi-payment system
  • be better targeted and provide more assistance to low and middle income families.

What will my subsidy be?

A Family Child Care Subsidy Estimator is available to make it easy for families to estimate their subsidy entitlement. This gives parents and carers an idea of what their new subsidy might be under the New Child Care Package.

The estimator is user-friendly and only takes a few minutes to fill out.

Estimator

How do I register.

When these changes are implemented on July 2nd 2018, your payments may change alongside your eligibility. Overall, the changes should be positive for most families, aiming to make the system more affordable, accessible and flexible. It will be much simpler than the current multi-payment system, and will be better target to provide more assistance to low and middle income families. Ask your parents to register a MyGov account as this will be important in authorising Enrolments and allowing the CCS to be accessed. 

myGov

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PRODA

Understanding PRODA

The new child care package which commences in July 2018 includes changes to the way personnel roles are defined.

What is PRODA?

Provider Digital Access (PRODA) is an online authentication system used to securely access government online services. Services can use PRODA to securely access certain government online services, including the New Child Care Package.To access services using PRODA, you need to register as an individual to get your own account.

Who should register?

Help your service make the decision on which staff should register for PRODA, if you are you can call the CCMS Help Desk 1300 667 276 or email ccmshelpdesk@education.gov.au. You can also download the fact sheet here.

Fact Sheet

How to register.

You can register for Provider Digital Access (PRODA) by clicking the button below. In order to register for PRODA you will need 100 points of identification. You can also download the factsheet for further information on how to register.

Register

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Estimate your  Subsidy. 

The package includes a new Child Care Subsidy, which replaces the current Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. The Child Care Subsidy will be paid directly to services.

Estimator