2022 ABSTUDY Video guides for boarding providers

Set of 8 You tube videos for boarding providers to support staff, including 3 instructional videos for travel. Videos include: Managing your students’ payments: Travel for orientation activities; Safe travel plans; Special purpose travel; Start and end of term travel; How to change a travel booking; and How to request a travel reimbursement

2022 ABSTUDY Video resources

Set of 8 short ABSTUDY videos on YouTube, including:

Intro to ABSTUDY, How to claim ABSTUDY, ABSTUDY for high school students living at home, ABSTUDY for high school students living away from home, ABSTUDY for higher education and training, and 4 tips to get the most out of your ABSTUDY.

2022 ABSTUDY How to book travel

Boarding schools and hostels can arrange ABSTUDY student travel by emailing a booking request form. The booking form requires details including:
• the reason for travel
• the school or hostel contact details
• the name and date of birth of the person travelling
• the Customer Reference Number (CRN) of the person travelling

2022 ABSTUDY High school Ekit

The eKit contains the following targeted resources to support high school students in their ABSTUDY journey:
• factsheets for parents and guardians
• mini booklet for high school students
• posters
• newsletter article to encourage early claiming
• factsheet for staff and community members
• image tile to share on social media channels.

2022 ABSTUDY General Ekit

An eKit designed to help people in communities to understand who can get ABSTUDY and what it pays for. It includes the following resources:
• mini mag
• posters
• social media tile
• factsheets
• Easy Read guide
• infographic.

Elijah’s Journey: NRL Cowboys House


Prior to a departure for boarding, students may struggle with the prospect of leaving home. This short animated video explores the issues related to students leaving to study away from home.

Isadora’s Journey

The purpose of this report is to identify and share best practice success factors and strategies that have been shown to support Indigenous students to successfully complete their secondary education and make the transition into further study or employment.

Barriers and Bureaucracy, Bridges and Brokers


Barriers and Bureaucracy, Bridges and Brokers – How Independent boarding schools negotiate the thicket of ABSTUDY to deliver education to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary school students from remote communities.

Study Away Review

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Study Away Review – Review of Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Secondary Students Studying Away From Home.

Examines the issues facing Indigenous students who leave home to access secondary school, considers the role of Commonwealth support and identifies gaps in support and service delivery. Summary findings include better preparation for students and families, including preparation beginning earlier, reducing the complexity of ABSTUDY and ensuring the travel safety of students.