Prepare for changes to AUSkey

Services receiving funding from the NSW Department of Education will need to prepare for changes to their AUSkey.

24 January 2020

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has commenced direct communication with AUSkey users regarding the upcoming changes to AUSkey. The ATO have advised that AUSkey will be replaced by:

myGovID - an authentication service that allows you to prove who you are online.

Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) - an authorisation service that allows you to link your Australian business number (ABN) to your myGovID and manage who can act on behalf of your business online.

Services are encouraged to review the advice by the ATO and to take actions as required by the ATO.

As you would be aware, AUSkey is currently used to access the Early Childhood Contract Management System (ECCMS). Your ongoing access to this system is required to undertake actions associated with the receipt of funding from the Early Childhood Education Directorate.

For any difficulties associated with setting up a myGovID and the details in RAM please refer to the information and links contained in ATO correspondence regarding this transition and/or contact the ATO on 1300 287 539.

For further general information about these changes, please see the ATO website.

More information, including a timeline for the transition, will be provided by NSW Department of Education over the coming weeks.

  • Early Childhood Education and Schools Policy
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