Make the most of O Week on and off campus

4 February 2019

There’s lots to take in during O Week. Set yourself up for the year with our tips on staying connected.

  1. Check you’re doing an approved course
    If you’d like to get Austudy or Youth Allowance there are a few things you need to do. One of these things is to make sure you’re studying an approved course.
    Read more about approved courses and institutions.
  2. Work with us online
    If you don’t already have one, register for a Centrelink online account through myGov. It’s the easiest and fastest way to interact with us. Discover what you can do online, like claim a student payment. You can also use the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.
  3. Keep up to date with our latest news
    Follow Student Update on  Facebook or  Twitter to get the latest information about our payments and services. Don’t forget, you can ask questions about payments and eligibility. Just make sure you keep your personal details private.
    You can also subscribe to our eNewsletter, News for students and trainees. This means you’ll get a summary of news items sent directly to your email each month.
  4. Register for free SMS or email reminders
    If you give us your mobile number or email, we’ll send you electronic messages. These might be reminders to provide documents or update your details. This helps to make sure we have everything we need to assess your claim and pay you the right amount.
  5. Tell us if things change
    Use the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app or your Centrelink online account through myGov to tell us about changes. This includes changes to your address, study details, or if you start or stop work. You need to tell us about changes within 14 days. If you don’t, it may affect your payment.

Next steps

Read more about Payments for student and trainees.

Enjoy your O Week!

Page last updated: 4 February 2019