New Commonwealth Prac Payment (CPP)

The Australian Government will establish a new Commonwealth Prac Payment (CPP) for students to help them manage costs associated with undertaking a mandatory placement (also known as a practicum).

Australians studying to be a teacher, a nurse, a midwife or a social worker will be eligible for this payment.

From 1 July 2025, eligible students will be able to access $319.50 per week (benchmarked to the single Austudy rate) while they’re undertaking a placement.

Further information is available at Commonwealth Prac Payment