A public education contribution fee has to be paid by holders of 457 visas who come with their family to settle in South Australia if their children are admitted into the government schools.
Considerable number of Indian families are said to have settled in South Australia. In fact, they are the second largest group of 457 visa holders in this state, next only to the Chinese.
According to Special Broadcasting Service Corporation, these changes are being implemented to bring South Australia to align with some other states and territories of Australia and the way they handle public education contributions.
To be applicable to visa holders arriving from January 2017, contributions to the cost to enrol their children in public schools would have to be made. The same would then be extended to all holders of 457 visas from 1 January 2018.
The amount to be paid would depend on family circumstances. The payment has to be made when a child is admitted into a government school.
For every primary school student, a family in South Australia would have to shell out A$5,100 and for a high school student, they would need to pay A$6,100.
This sum would need to be paid for a family’s eldest child, and for all his/her siblings, there would be a discount of ten percent.
A contribution fee, however, need not be paid if the total family income is only up to A$57,000.
Parents would be allowed to pay the contributions at one go, per semester or per term or in equal instalments.
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