Is your course approved for take off?

30 August 2018

To get a student payment, you need to choose an approved course through an approved provider.

You’ve chosen your career path. You know the job you want. And you know hard work will pay off. Now you have to pick a course to help put this plan in place.

The course and provider you choose to study with can impact whether you’ll get a student payment.

Vocational Education Training (VET)

To get a student payment at certificate level or below you must do your VET course through an approved provider.

To get a student payment at diploma level or above, your VET course must be:

  • a VET Student Loan (VSL) approved course, and
  • studied through a provider approved to provide VSL

Go to the Department of Education and Training's myskills website to search approved courses.

Go to the Department of Education and Training website for a list of approved course providers.

Higher Education

To get a student payment, your higher education course must be:

  • approved as part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
  • offered by a provider approved for the HELP

Go to Providers that offer Commonwealth assistance on the StudyAssist website for a list of approved higher education providers.

How your course affects your claim

You won’t need to take out a VSL or HELP to get a payment from us. Your course and provider just need to be approved for them.

If you do take out a VSL or HELP you may still get a payment from us.

When you claim a student payment we will assess it and send you a letter to tell you the outcome.

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Page last updated: 30 August 2018