28 AprSeeking more clarification on JobKeeper

Posted on 28 Apr 2020

ELAA understands that there is considerable confusion around the eligibility of kindergartens for JobKeeper payment. Vic DET is the primary funder of kindergartens and their current advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) funding for Sessional Kindergarten Services has been to apply for JobKeeper and that registered charities will have a lower threshold for eligibility. ELAA is advocating to the Department of Education and Training for urgent clarification on a number of matters including:

  • confirmation that preschools are considered schools and are therefore excluded as a registered charity from consideration in the application of the lower 15% threshold for JobKeeper
  • As JobKeeper is assessed on GST turnover, clarification of GST status of State funding and parent fees.

As soon as we have clarification from DET we will send out a Special eNews bulletin to members and update our FAQs. We thank you for your patience as we work through this together with you.


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