Hi, I am a policing student currently and as of mid August will be a police officer. Can I claim my student expenses this financial year as it is for my career? I am a little bit grey in knowledge around this area as I know that if you are studying something for the job you are currently in that you can claim but other than that it is generally unclaimable. Any advice will be welcomed - thankyou!
As I understand it you are actually employed as a police officer (albeit in training) whilst you are training.
Have a look at ATO ruling TR 95/17 specifically the section relating to deductions. Paragraph 22.
If you feel it fits into this category (and it seems to) specific expenses actually incurred seem deductible.