VET FEE‑HELP

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With VET FEE-HELP there is no upfront payment to start your diploma. VET FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay tuition fees for diploma courses. Repayments of the loan are managed through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) once your income reaches a certain threshold.

VET FEE‑HELP is available to assist eligible students studying higher level vocational education and training (VET) qualifications to pay their tuition fees. Higher level VET qualifications are at the diploma level and above. VET FEE‑HELP can be used to pay all or part of an eligible student’s tuition fees, but cannot be used for additional study costs such as accommodation or text books.

 

Am I eligible for VET FEE‑HELP?

You are eligible for VET FEE‑HELP if you:

are an Australian citizen; or

are a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the HELP residency requirements; or

are a permanent humanitarian visa holder (resident in Australia for the duration of the unit);AND

have not exceeded the FEE‑HELP limit (see below); AND

meet course requirements as follows:

You are a full fee-paying / fee for service student studying a diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate or graduate diploma level course at an approved VET FEE‑HELP provider; OR

are a student subsidised by a state or territory government (other than the Australian Capital Territory) studying a diploma or advanced diploma course; OR

are a student subsidised by the Victorian, South Australian, Queensland, Western Australian and New South Wales Government studying in a specified certificate IV course (nominated courses vary by state) as part of the Certificate IV Trial that concludes in December 2016; AND

are enrolled with an approved VET FEE-HELP provider in an eligible unit of study by the census date for that unit.

 

For more information regarding the VET FEE-HELP eligibility requirements, read the VET FEE‑HELP Information booklet here.