VET FEE-HELP is an Australian Government Student loan scheme that assists paying students pay all or part of tuition fees. This assistant is available to eligible students studying higher level vocational education and training (VET) qualifications. Higher level VET qualifications are at the diploma level and above.

How Do I Know If I'm Eligible?

You are eligible for VET FEE-HELP if you:

Are an Australian citizen, NZ Special Categories Visa (SCV) holder who meets eligibility criteria, or a permanent humanitarian visa holder (resident in Australia for the duration of the unit); AND
Meet course requirements as follows; AND

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

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

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 enroled with an approved provider in an eligible unit of study by the census date for that unit.

Have not exceeded the FEE-HELP limit (see below)


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In order to apply, you will need to have a tax file number (TFN) and a Request for VET FEE-HELP assistance form..

To Learn More, read through the VET FEE-HELP Handbook