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1.1.S.100 Standard hourly rate (CCB)

Summary

For the purposes of CCB, the following terms are all related to the CCB standard hourly rate:

  • approved care (1.1.A.90) standard hourly rate,
  • approved care non-standard hourly rate for FDC and in home care (IHC),
  • approved care part-time hourly rate for FDC and IHC, and
  • registered care (1.1.R.20) standard hourly rate.

 

The historical amounts for all those rates are found in 3.6.5.10.

Explanation: All standard hourly rates are subject to indexation, for CCB purposes this takes effect on the first Monday of the income year. A week for the purposes of CCB and CCR commences on a Monday.

 

Act reference: FAAct Schedule 2 clause 4(2) Standard hourly rate-basic meaning, Schedule 4 clause 2 Indexed and adjusted amounts, Schedule 4 clause 3 CPI Indexation Table, section 3(6) A week, for the purposes of CCB...

 

Definition: approved care standard hourly rate

The standard hourly rate for all types of approved care, except part-time and non-standard hours care in FDC and IHC, is $3.99 per hour.

 

Definition: approved care non-standard hourly rate for FDC & IHC

The standard hourly rate for approved care non-standard hours in FDC and IHC is $5.32 per hour. Non-standard hours are:

  • any time outside the 10 hour block, Monday to Friday, that each FDC or IHC service (1.1.A.90) defines as its standard hours, and
  • all day on a:
    • weekend, or
    • public holiday.

Example: Paul, a sole parent receiving maximum CCB, is unexpectedly called into work on Saturday. Paul leaves his child, Ashlin, in care from 8.30 am until 3.30 pm. Paul's CCB entitlement is $5.32 per hour for all the hours of care provided that day.

 

Definition: approved care part-time standard hourly rate for FDC & IHC within standard hours

The following table shows the standard hourly rate, in dollars, for approved care part-time hours in FDC and IHC.

Hours

Hourly rate ($)

up to 37.5

5.32

38

5.25

39

5.12

40

4.99

41

4.87

42

4.75

43

4.64

44

4.53

45

4.43

46

4.34

47

4.24

48

4.16

49

4.07

50

3.99

Example 1: Kate and Lisa are a couple and use FDC for their child, Eve, and the number of child care hours they use per week changes regularly. During week 1, Eve is in child care for 40 hours. The family's CCB entitlement is based on $4.99 per hour for that week. In week 2, Eve is in child care for 30 hours. The family's CCB entitlement is based on $5.32 per hour that week.

 

Example 2: This example combines non-standard and part-time hours of care. Molly, a sole parent receiving maximum CCB, is a shift worker. In week 1, Molly leaves her child, Jane, in care from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm each weekday. As Jane is in care for 30 hours in this week, her CCB entitlement is $5.32 per hour for all the care provided. In week 2, Jane is in care each weekday from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm. In this week, Molly's CCB entitlement is $4.99 from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm, at the part-time hourly rate, and $5.32 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the non-standard hourly rate.

 

Definition: registered care standard hourly rate

The standard hourly rate for registered care is $0.666.

 

Act reference: FAAct section 83 Rate of child care benefit for care provided by registered carer, Schedule 2 clause 4 Standard hourly rate-basic meaning

Policy reference: FA Guide 3.5.1 CCB Entitlement - General Provisions, 3.5.2.20 Calculating the Approved Care Adjustment Percentage

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Last reviewed: 1 July 2013


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