If you are an approved vocational education and training (VET) provider offering diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma courses, you may be able to offer VET FEE-HELP. 

How it works

An approved VET provider is a registered training organisation who has been approved by the Australian Government to offer VET FEE-HELP to their students.

If approved, you can offer a VET FEE-HELP loan to:

  • a student of any age
  • an Australian citizen, or a person holding a permanent humanitarian visa and resident in Australia for the duration of study
  • studying toward a diploma and above.

A VET FEE-HELP student loan allows students to borrow funds to help pay for all or part of their tuition fees. The government pays student fees to the training provider on a student’s behalf. The student pays the loan back through the taxation system once their income is above the minimum repayment threshold.

Training Providers that are approved VET FEE-HELP providers are able to offer VET FEE-HELP to government subsidised students as well as to fee-for-service students. 

For more information, visit VET FEE-HELP.

Changes to VET FEE-HELP and our response.

In October 2016, the Australian Government announced changes to VET FEE-HELP. A new scheme, VET Student Loans, starts from 1 January 2017.

The Australian Government sought feedback from stakeholders on the list of courses eligible for VET Student Loans.

Our response:

For more information about the new scheme and arrangements for current VET FEE-HELP students, visit Department of Education and Training website.

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