Have you run courses for people in custody?

27 September 2021

ABSTUDY Lawful Custody Allowance helps cover course costs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians of any age.

Lawful Custody Allowance is an ABSTUDY payment. It helps with study and training costs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who are in custody more than 2 weeks.

If you run courses for people in custody, you may be able to claim this allowance on their behalf. We’ll pay you a reimbursement, usually after you or the student has incurred course or training costs.

The payment covers essential course costs that students or apprentices usually pay themselves. This can include things like photocopying costs, workbooks or art supplies.

Most courses are approved as long as they help someone with their future study or employment after release. They can include short courses on general education and literacy, through to certificates and degrees.

Next steps

Read more about Lawful Custody Allowance and how to claim a reimbursement for courses you’ve run.

Page last updated: 29 September 2021