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ABSTUDY Workshop - Rockhampton/Yeppoon

ABSTUDY workshops are being held regionally throughout Australia to help boarding schools and residences develop a better understanding of ABSTUDY systems, implement ABSTUDY 2018 budget measures and develop the knowledge and skill necessary to receive full ABSTUDY entitlements.

These workshops are a must attend event for all boarding schools and residences receiving ABSTUDY payments to support their Indigenous boarding students. They will run in two parts – a more general morning session and a practical workshop in the afternoon. Half day and a full day registrations are available. There is no charge for organisations with over 75% Indigenous boarders or more than 90 minutes travel from a workshop venue. 

The morning session will contextualise the Indigenous student boarding sector, provide an ABSTUDY overview and focus on major ABSTUDY 2018 Budget measures, including Safe Travel Plans. All principals and deputies with leadership responsibility for Indigenous boarding, Heads of Boarding, as well as bursars, finance officers and other administrative staff with ABSTUDY responsibilities should attend the morning session.

The afternoon session is targeted at bursars, finance officers and other administrative staff with direct ABSTUDY administrative responsibilities.  This session will increase understanding of the ABSTUDY Manual, show how the best operators are managing ABSTUDY, provide ‘Tips & Tricks’ and will be based on a workbook.

Lunch will be provided. A great time to network.

By improving your internal systems for managing ABSTUDY boarding schools and residences will be better able to ensure that funding is effectively utilised and improve the outcomes of boarding students from Indigenous families.


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Supported by the Department of Social Security.


Workshop Registrations

Full Day - 8.30am to 3.30pm
Half Day - 8.30am to 12.30pm (including light lunch)

Registration price structures have been simplified to have free registration and two price points.
Free Bookings are for registration by organisations that have over 75% Indigenous students or need to travel over 90 minutes to the venue.

Registrations are for half day morning sessions only and for full day including the afternoon workshop. Costs are $200 (ex GST) for half day and $400 (ex GST) for the full day.

Registrations include workbooks, resources, light lunch, morning and afternoon teas.

Spaces are limited. A waiting list will be available for each workshop if numbers exceed capacity. Those registering for Free tickets are asked to cancel their booking if they are unable to attend to allow those on a Waiting List to attend the workshop.

A maximum of two tickets per organisation is recommended to allow as many organsiations to participate as possible.


St Brendan's College
139 Adelaide Park Rd, Yeppoon, QLD

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