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This determination provides new vaccination schedules for the purposes of immunisation requirements for eligibility for child care benefit.
Administered by: Education and Training
Registered 22 Dec 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Feb-2016
Tabled Senate02-Feb-2016
Date of repeal 02 Jul 2018
Repealed by Family Assistance (Immunisation and Vaccination) (Education) Determination 2018


Child Care Benefit (Vaccination Schedules) (Education) Determination 2015

 

I, SIMON BIRMINGHAM, Minister for Education and Training, make this determination under section 4 of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999.

Dated:       15 December 2015   

 

 

 

SIMON BIRMINGHAM

Minister for Education and Training


           

Part 1      Preliminary

 

1            Name of determination

This determination is the Child Care Benefit (Vaccination Schedules) (Education) Determination 2015.

2            Commencement

This determination commences on 1 January 2016.

3            Revocation

              The Child Care Benefit (Vaccination Schedules) (DEEWR) Determination 2013 is revoked.

4            Definitions

In this determination:

National Health and Medical Research Council means the council established by section 5B of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992.

Australian Immunisation Handbook means the 10th edition of the Australian Immunisation Handbook, published by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Note:   As of 30 September 2015, the Australian Immunisation Handbook can be found at:

http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/Handbook10-home.

Hib means Haemophilis influenza type b.

5            Application

(1) This determination applies to child care benefit.

(2) This determination applies in relation to working out whether an individual, or an approved child care service, is eligible for child care benefit for care provided to a child on or after 1 January 2016.

 

 

 


Part 2        Vaccination schedules

6            Standard vaccination schedule

(1)     For paragraph (a) of the definition of immunised in subsection 3(1) of the Act, the standard vaccination schedule for a child is determined by the following table.

 

If the child was born…

… then the standard vaccination schedule for the child is the schedule set out in the following Schedule to this determination

before 1 May 1998

Schedule 1

on or after 1 May 1998 and before 1 July 2012

Schedule 2

on or after 1 July 2012 and before 1 October 2014

Schedule 3

on or after 1 October 2014

Schedule 4

(2)     The following paragraphs form part of the standard vaccination schedules mentioned in subsection (1):

(a)     a child must receive a vaccination against each antigen or disease mentioned in column 3 of an item of the standard vaccination schedule for the child within one month of reaching the age mentioned in column 2 for that item; and

(b)     the vaccine for the vaccination against each antigen or disease mentioned in the standard vaccination schedule for a child must be, if the child receives the vaccination in Australia:

(i)      administered to the child by a recognised immunisation provider; and

(ii)     registered as a vaccine on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods established under Part 2A of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

 

7              Catch up vaccination schedule

          For paragraph (b) of the definition of immunised in subsection 3(1) of the Act, the catch up vaccination schedule for a child is the catch up vaccination schedule for the child determined in accordance with section 2.1.5 of the Australian Immunisation Handbook, to the extent that the schedule relates to the antigens and diseases mentioned in column 3 of Schedules 1 to 4 to this determination (relevant antigens and diseases).

         

Note:   It is intended that the timing of catch up vaccinations will be individual to the particular child after appropriate consideration by the recognised immunisation provider of any diseases or antigens the child may already have been vaccinated against.

 


Schedule 1        Standard vaccination schedule – child born before
1 May 1998

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item

Child’s age

Antigen or disease

1

2 months

Diphtheria

Tetanus

Pertussis

Polio

Hib

 

2

4 months

Diphtheria

Tetanus

Pertussis

Polio

Hib

 

3

6 months

Diphtheria

Tetanus

Pertussis

Polio

Hib

 

4

12 months

Measles

Mumps

Rubella

Hib

 

5

4 years

Diphtheria

Tetanus

Pertussis

Polio

Measles

Mumps

Rubella

Note:          To meet the immunisation requirements for child care benefit for each income year, a child must have received vaccinations against each disease or antigen listed in items 1 to 5.

 


Schedule 2        Standard vaccination schedule – child born on or after 1 May 1998 and before 1 July 2012

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item

Child’s age

Antigen or disease

1

2 months

Diphtheria

Tetanus

Pertussis

Polio

Hib

Hepatitis B*

2

4 months

Diphtheria

Tetanus

Pertussis

Polio

Hib

Hepatitis B*

3

6 months

Diphtheria

Tetanus

Pertussis

Polio

Hib

Hepatitis B (or at 12 months)*

4

12 months

Measles

Mumps

Rubella

Hib

Hepatitis B (or at 6 months)*

5

 

4 years

Diphtheria

Tetanus

Pertussis

Polio

Measles

Mumps

Rubella


* Hepatitis B is required for a child born on or after 1 May 2000.




Note 1:    To meet the immunisation requirements for child care benefit for the income year in   which a child turned 1, the child must have received vaccinations against each disease or antigen listed in items 1 to 3.

Note 2:    To meet the immunisation requirements for child care benefit for the income year in which a child turned 2 or 3, the child must have received vaccinations against each disease or antigen listed in items 1 to 4.

Note 3:    To meet the immunisation requirements for child care benefit for the income year in which a child turned 4 and in each subsequent income year, the child must have received vaccinations against each disease or antigen listed in items 1 to 5.


Schedule 3        Standard vaccination schedule – child born on or after 1 July 2012 and before 1 October 2014

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Item

Child’s age

Antigen or disease

1

2 months

Diphtheria

Tetanus

Pertussis

Polio

Hib

Hepatitis B

Pneumococcal

2

4 months

Diphtheria

Tetanus

Pertussis

Polio

Hib

Hepatitis B

Pneumococcal

3

6 months

Diphtheria

Tetanus

Pertussis

Polio

Hib

Hepatitis B  (or at 12 months)

Pneumococcal

4

12 months

Measles

Mumps

Rubella

Hib

Hepatitis B  (or at 6 months)

Meningococcal C

5

18 months

Measles

Mumps

Rubella

Varicella

6

4 years

Diphtheria

Tetanus

Pertussis

Polio

 

Note 1:    To meet the immunisation requirements for child care benefit for the income year in which a child turned 1, the child must have received vaccinations against each disease or antigen listed in items 1 to 3.

Note 2:    To meet the immunisation requirements for child care benefit for the income year in which a child turned 2 or 3, the child must have received vaccinations against each disease or antigen listed in items 1 to 5.

Note 3:    To meet the immunisation requirements for child care benefit for the income year in which a child turned 4 and in each subsequent income year, the child must have received vaccinations against each disease or antigen listed in items 1 to 6

 


Schedule 4        Standard vaccination schedule – child born on or after 1 October 2014

Column 1         

Column 2

Column 3

Item

Child’s age

Antigen or disease

1

2 months

Diphtheria

Tetanus

Pertussis

Polio

Hib

Hepatitis B

Pneumococcal

2

4 months

Diphtheria

Tetanus

Pertussis

Polio

Hib

Hepatitis B

Pneumococcal

3

6 months

Diphtheria

Tetanus

Pertussis

Polio

Hib

Hepatitis B

Pneumococcal

4

12 months

Measles

Mumps

Rubella

Hib

Meningococcal C

5

18 months

Measles

Mumps

Rubella

Varicella

Diphtheria

Tetanus

Pertussis

6

4 years

Diphtheria

Tetanus

Pertussis

Polio


Note 1:    To meet the immunisation requirements for child care benefit for the income year in which a child turned 1, the child must have received vaccinations against each disease or antigen listed in items 1 to 3.

Note 2:    To meet the immunisation requirements for child care benefit for the income year in which a child turned 2 or 3, the child must have received vaccinations against each disease or antigen listed in items 1 to 5.

Note 3:    To meet the immunisation requirements for child care benefit for the income year in which a child turned 4 and in each subsequent income year, the child must have received vaccinations against each disease or antigen listed in items 1 to 6.