The Non Government Schools Transport Assistance Scheme (NGSTAS) consists of two programs:
Provides assistance with bus fares to families whose children attend non-state schools outside the Brisbane City Council boundary
Provides assistance to families towards costs associated with transporting students with disabilities to non-state schools
Both programs are administered by the Queensland Catholic Education Commission according to guidelines established by Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) and Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) and accepted by the Minister for Education, Training and Employment.
Bus Fare Assistance Program (Non-State Schools): Ministerial Approval October 1997
Students with Disabilities Transport Assistance Program (Non-State Schools): Ministerial Approval May 1998.
Non-state school students attending schools outside the Brisbane City Council boundary - Students must be enrolled full-time in Preparatory year - Year 12 at an approved non-state school. The applicant must be paying more than a nominated weekly threshold amount in fares on an approved bus/ferry service.
Non-state school students who have been verified and deemed eligible for an Education Adjustment Program (EAP) profile or have an impairment listed in the following 'target group':
Grant to parents based on school transport expenditure
Grants are paid to parents at various times according to conditions set out in the guidelines governing each grant.
Funds are provided by the State Government to QCEC for distribution to eligible applicants.
Your child's school, or
Non Government Schools Transport Assistance Scheme
Telephone: (07) 3336 9192