Welcome to Banjima Native Title Aboriginal Corporation

Banjima People, a proud identity focused on strong culture

1.1 Banjima Education

Information

The objective is to provide assistance and support for Banjima families with the costs towards the education of Banjima people. This program provides the following payments towards, goods and services relating to childcare and primary, secondary, tertiary, vocational education as well as technology equipment required as part of the school curriculum.

What is covered;

  • Uniform/shoes
  • School fees, canteen, boarding
  • Books and stationery
  • Extra-curricular activities out of school hours (excursions, camps, sports etc)
  • Before and after school care
  • Tutorial and assistance
  • Travel
  • Outside of School Support including tutoring, speech therapy, occupational therapy and psychologist
  • Technology (laptop, printer, internet connection etc) (upon proof of requirement).

                                                                     

Allowances

For the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

 What  Beneficiary Allowance
 Childcare  $2,500
 Primary School  $2,500
 Secondary School  $2,500
 Tertiary / VET  $5,000
 Outside of School Support  $2,500
 Technology  $5,000

Note; Cash payments and reimbursements cannot be paid to any beneficiary.

Eligibility

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

  • A registered Banjima beneficiary
  • A registered Daisy beneficiary
  • Birth Child registered under the above membership.

Please Note:

  • Allowances available are for each adult beneficiary per year, including their children. An adult parent with children may only access the cumulative value of each allowance for themselves and their children
  • Proof of requirement is required for technology i.e. school list/school letter
  • All courses must be studied within Australia, except in the case that members can prove long term residency overseas
  • In order to qualify for future assistance, students must provide evidence of a minimum pass of subjects
  • 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.

IT Equipment - Limit of Support

BNTAC will support a maximum cost of $2,700 per Laptop or Desktop (incl. monitor) required.

Unless otherwise explicitly supported by the Education provider, this amount is sufficient to purchase a Business spec IT system, such as those currently used at BNTAC.

If a member wishes to purchase IT equipment of a higher specification than outlined in their supporting documentation, they are welcome to pay any extra cost themselves, over the amount listed above.

Support for IT accessories will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. These items will not be included within the limit provided above. Members may be requested to support the purchase of IT accessories with documentation, such as a support letter or school materials list, etc.

 

Mobile Phone - Limit of Support

BNTAC will support a maximum cost of $300 per Mobile 'Smart' Phone required.

Unless otherwise explicitly supported by the Education provider, Healthcare professional, etc. the amount of $300 is sufficient to purchase a mobile smart phone for the purposes of SMS, phone calls and/or use of online applications. Quotes have been obtained to show reasonable costs of affordable internet enabled smart phones.

If a member wishes to purchase a mobile phone of a higher specification than outlined in their supporting documentation, they are welcome to pay any extra cost themselves, over the amount listed above.

Support for phone accessories will be limited to a protective phone cover (up to $100) and a prepaid SIM starter kit (up to $100) to enable network access. Any equipment over and above this will require further supporting documentation to show need.

 

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the BCT Education application form (available here).
  2. Provide supporting evidence, such as:
    • Enrolment/acceptance 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).
    • Birth Certificate (for under 18s) to show Birth Child relationship with Applicant
  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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