Carers' Career Development Assistance Fund (CCDAF)

Carers’ Career Development Assistance Fund (CCDAF)

The University recognises that many staff have caring responsibilities that may impact on their access to opportunities for the development of their careers.

The CCDAF is for individual academic and professional staff with caring responsibilities who require support to participate in significant national or international conferences, workshops or symposia that contribute to their careers.

Grants of up to $2,000 are available for reasonable costs relating to care of dependants where existing care arrangements are not available.

Types of costs covered may include:

  • child care costs
  • care costs for dependants other than children
  • airfares for the dependant to accompany the staff member


There will be two rounds annually for grant applications.

Applications will be assessed by a Committee and applicants will be advised of the outcome, via email, as soon as is practicable.

Grants will be paid via the Finance system as a reimbursement, and original receipts must be submitted with the request.

Further information relating to eligibility requirements and the funding scheme process can be found in the procedure.

2020 CCDAF application rounds

Please note that all 2020 rounds of the CCDAF have been deferred.

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