Support Services

Assistance is available in a range of the areas such as language, literacy and numeracy, and for people with a disability. For more information, please refer to our disability and support services policy and procedures.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE / CENTRELINK

Government assistance in the form of Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY is available for students studying full time at the Academy. Note that some of these schemes are means tested and open to students in specific age groups. ABSTUDY is only available to students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. Contact Centrelink for more information and to see if you are eligible for any of these schemes.

AACM Centrelink number: 4p036

STUDENT ID CARDS

AACM issues student ID cards to full time students who enrol in courses that are a minimum of three (3) months in length, full time. Students wanting an ID card will be required to provide the Academy with a passport photograph along with their enrolment.

TRAVEL CONCESSIONS

Brisbane

Full time students (students with a student ID card) in Queensland are eligible for student travel concessions or travel by train, ferry, city cat and bus. To qualify for a Tertiary Transport Card, students must attend their approved educational institution for a minimum period of 12 hours per week for the duration of the course. The course duration must be a minimum period of three months or 12 weeks.

For detailed information on public transport in Brisbane and around Queensland, visit the Translink website which provides information on current public transport fares, transport zones, journey planning and time tabling information for buses, trains and ferries.

Please visit http://translink.com.au/tickets-and-fares/concessions/tertiary-transport-concession-card for more information and to register for a Tertiary Transport Concession Card.

Our TTCC registration number is RTO-046-14.

Melbourne

Full time students (students with a student ID card) in Melbourne are eligible for student travel concessions. To qualify students must be studying full time for a minimum of 10 weeks.
Eligible student aged 17 and over (or younger students who wish to purchase a student pass) must carry a Victorian Public Transport Concession Card.

For more information please visit http://ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/concessions/students/

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