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Items that are eligible education expenses

Last updated 7 February 2019

Eligible education expenses are items that support a child's or independent student's primary or secondary school education. They include the purchase, lease, hire or hire-purchase costs, repairs and running costs of:

  • laptops, home computers and associated costs
  • computer-related equipment such as printers, USB flash drives, as well as disability aids to help in the use of computer equipment for students with special needs
  • home internet connections, including the costs of establishing and maintaining them
  • computer software for educational use
  • word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software, internet filters and antivirus software
  • school textbooks and other paper-based school learning material, including prescribed textbooks, associated learning materials, study guides and stationery
  • prescribed trade tools - for example, tools required to complete a school-based apprenticeship.