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2.1 MIB Education

Information

This policy is designed to provide an allocation of funds to MIB beneficiaries and their biological children to assist with their educational needs. It provides procedures, processes and a guiding set of inclusions in relation to support and assistance for the furtherance of education for MIB beneficiaries.

What is covered;

  • Early Childhood, day care and primary school students can be provided with an allocation of funds of up to $5,000.  They are also entitled to apply for up to an additional $5,000 for extra curricula activities
  • Public Secondary School students can be provided with an allocation of funds of up to $5,000 public secondary school students are entitled to apply for up to an additional $5,000 for extra curricula activities
  • Private School secondary students can be provided with an allocation of funds of up to $80,000
  • Tertiary / Vocational Education Training (VET) and personal education course students: $10,000 for course fees and expenses (including tools of trade) and up to $13,500 for boarding or rent assistance during each calendar year.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this assistance, an applicant must meet beneficiary criteria as follows:

  • The applicant is listed as a Non-IBN (MIB) Banjima Beneficiary on the Register of Banjima People
  • Birth Child registered under the above membership.

Allowances

For the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

What Beneficiary Allowance
Early childhood, day care & primary $5,000
Extra curricula - Early childhood & primary $5,000
Public Secondary $5,000
Extra curricula - Public Secondary $5,000
Tertiary / VET (fees & expenses) $10,000
Tertiary / VET (boarding & rent) $13,500
MIB Education - Private Secondary $80,000

 

Please Note:

  • In order to qualify for future assistance, students must provide evidence of a minimum pass of subjects
  • All courses must be studied within Australia, except in the case that members can prove long term residency overseas
  • No allocations of funds can be transferred to another member
  • As per clause 6.7 of the Trust Deed, the Trustee may not provide money or a money equivalent to individual beneficiaries. Payments will be made directly to the seller or service provider.

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the MIB Education application form (available here).
  2. Provide supporting evidence, such as:
    • Acceptance letter from the educational institution
    • Enrolment letter from the educational institution
    • Proof of requirement is required for technology i.e. school list/school letter
    • Quote or tax invoice (includes the seller’s Australian business number (ABN), what is being requested, its cost (including GST, if any) and date of issue).
  3. Submit application by sending forms and evidence to Member Services by:
  1. You will be contacted by BNTAC with the outcome of your application.
  2. If you are not happy with the outcome, you can appeal a decision.
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