The refined In Home Care (IHC) program as part of the new child care package provides flexible care that supports families’ workforce participation and child care requirements where other options are not available or appropriate.
IHC Support Agencies service families in each state and territory and distribute IHC places to Child Care Subsidy approved services. Up to 3000 places are available throughout Australia.
IHC Support Agencies can be contacted by families and services to discuss suitability for IHC and families' care needs.
Support was provided to families receiving IHC under the previous IHC program as they transitioned to the new service type or other suitable care arrangements.
In Home Care National Guidelines
More information on the legislative and policy framework for the refined IHC program can be found in the In Home Care National Guidelines.
In Home Care Handbook
Guidance on how the IHC program operates can be found in the In Home Care Handbook .
In Home Care Service Provider Templates
The following templates must be used by IHC services for the following purposes:
IHC Service Webcast Information Session
The Department of Education and Training hosted an In Home Care Services Webcast Information Session on 22 May 2018 to help services understand what they need to do to ensure they and their families transition to the Child Care Subsidy and learn more about the IHC service type.