Centrelink online account help - Update your child’s education details for Family Tax Benefit (FTB)

Instructions on how to view or update your child’s education details for Family Tax Benefit.

If your child’s study details change, you need to let us know. For example, tell us study details when your child either:

  • turns 16
  • stops or changes study after they turn 16.

Read more about Family Tax Benefit when your child is 16 to 19 or stops studying.

The screenshots in this guide are from a computer. The page layout will look different if you’re using a mobile device.

Step 1: get started

Sign in to myGov and select Centrelink.

Select MENU from your homepage.

Select My Family, followed by Family assistance, and Manage child education details.

Step 2: view or update your child’s education details

Select the pencil icon next to the child’s name you wish to view or update.

The next screen will show a summary of your child’s study details.

Select the pencil icon to update existing study details.

If there are no existing education details for your child, go to step 3 to add new study details.

You can now make changes, such as updating the date your child will start or finish their study.

Select Next when you’ve made your changes.

Step 3: add new study details

The education summary will show a summary of your child’s study details.


  • Add another if you need to record new study details
  • Next to continue if you don’t need to add further study details.

If you selected Add another, a new screen will display.

Add your child’s study details, then select Next.

Step 4: review and submit

Review the education summary for your child. If you need to make further changes, select the pencil icon.

If the information is correct and you don’t need to change anything, select Next to continue.

The Review and submit page will display a summary of the details you’ve provided. Select the arrow to view these details.

If all the details are correct, read the declaration. If you understand and accept the declaration, select I accept this declaration, then Submit.

Get your receipt

We’ll give you a Receipt ID to let you know your update was submitted. Make a note of this number for your records.

Select Return Home to go back to your homepage.

Step 5: sign out

From your homepage you can complete other transactions or select Return to myGov to go back to your myGov account.

For your privacy and security, sign out when you’ve finished using your myGov account.

View other online account and Express Plus mobile app guides for more step-by-step information and some video demonstrations.

Page last updated: 28 September 2023.
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