Non-state Schools Transport Assistance Scheme
The Non-State Schools Transport Assistance Scheme (NSSTAS) consists of 2 programs:
- Bus Fare Assistance Program (BFAP)
- Students With Disabilities (SWD).
To provide financial assistance for families transporting eligible students to non-state schools in Queensland.
Administration of the scheme
The scheme is administered by the Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) under a three-year service agreement.
The scheme guidelines were jointly established by Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) and Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) and accepted by the Minister for Education.
Allocation of funds
Funds are provided by the State Government to QCEC for distribution to eligible applicants.
Duration of scheme
Bus Fare Assistance Program
Eligible students will be attending non-state schools outside the Brisbane City Council boundary, paying more than a nominated weekly threshold amount in fares on an approved bus/ferry service and meet other criteria outlined in the
Bus Fare Assistance Program (BFAP) guidelines.
Students with disabilities
Eligible non-state school students have a disability that necessitates transport assistance to and/or from school by motor vehicle and/or public transport, and meet other criteria outlined in the
Students with Disabilities (SWD) guidelines (PDF, 348KB).
Form of assistance
Rebate to parents based on school transport expenditure to a maximum limit set out in the guidelines governing each program.