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Financial assistance

The Brisbane School of Distance
Education does not operate a textbook hire scheme therefore all students in Years 7 to 12 are eligible to receive the State Government Textbook Allowance. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of five subjects to receive the full Textbook Allowance. Part time students are eligible for a pro-
rata Textbook Allowance. Students enrolled in four subjects will receive 80% of the allowance, three subjects will receive 60% of the allowance, two subjects will receive 40% of the allowance and one subject will receive 20% of the allowance. The allowance will be deposited directly into your account towards the end of Semester.

To enable the allowance to be processed, the person identified on the Supplementary Enrolment Form as having 100% financial responsibility for the student, is required to complete an Electronic funds transfer details. Forward the completed form to the BSDE Finance Section. Failure to provide these details will delay payment.

Enrolments after 26 February 2016

If you have been enrolled at another school in 2016 prior to enrolling with BSDE the Textbook Allowance will have already been claimed by the previous school. Therefore you will not eligible to receive an allowance through BSDE. Contact your original school to enquire about a pro-rata refund of your Textbook Allowance. The refund should be sent to you and not BSDE.  


The work rate of students receiving benefits such as Youth Allowance, Abstudy and Assistance for Isolated Children, is regularly monitored by Centrelink. Full time students who do not submit work or attend scheduled lessons regularly as specified by school (or, as an absolute minimum, one submission per month in each subject) and/or who fail to meet the workload requirements in the required number of subjects, may have their benefits cancelled.

A Work Rate Calendar is issued for each subject. These calendars provide a work schedule which, if met, will ensure that you are working at a satisfactory rate.​