VET Student Loans


From 1 January 2017, VET Student Loans will be implemented and VET FEE-HELP will cease for all new students.

VET Student Loans assist eligible students enrolled for a Diploma course to pay for their course fees.

  • Eligible students will be entitled for loans up to a capped amount of $10,000.
  • Providers may charge above this cap for a course, and if so, students will be expected to pay for the difference according to the provider’s billing period.

There are specific criteria students must meet to be eligible for a loan through VET Student Loans.

Students must have been assessed as academically suited to undertake the course, a student must be;

  • an Australian citizen; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and usually reside in Australia; or
  • be a qualifying New Zealand citizen

For more information about the proposed VET Student Loans, click here

What if I am currently accessing VET FEE-HELP?

The VET FEE-HELP scheme is ceasing 31st December 2016, with a transition period for existing students accessing VET FEE-HELP until December 2017.

If you are an existing VET FEE-HELP student, click here