Centrelink online account help - add new study details

Instructions on how to add new study details for Youth Allowance, Austudy, ABSTUDY and Pensioner Education Supplement with your Centrelink online account.


If you need to update your existing study details or remove your future study details, there is a different process for this. Learn how to update your study details using your Centrelink online account.

Step 1: get started

From your homepage, select My profile.

Select Update study details to view, edit and add study details.

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If you need help, select the help text or question mark icon to access the help menu.

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Step 2: add new course

Select Add a new course.

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If you only know the start date of your course, select this option and enter the start date, or select the calendar icon to choose a date.

Once you enter the start date, select Next. Go to step 6.

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If you know the full details of your new course, select I know the full details of my new course.

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Step 3: enter your new course details

Enter the full details of your new course then select Next.

If unsure, select the highlighted text for a description of the field you need to complete.

The end date is when you expect to finish. This is the date of your final exam at the end of your course. If it changes before then, you will need to tell us.

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Select Back if you have made a mistake.

Select Cancel if you no longer want to add new course details.

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Step 4: enter your educational institution details

Select the state or territory of your course location from the drop down box.

Enter the name, or part of the name, of the institution you will be studying at and then select Find.

A list of results will appear. Select your institution from the list, then select Next.

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If the search does not find your institution, check I cannot find my institution then select Next. Go to step 6.

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Step 5: enter your campus details

If your institution has more than one campus, select the campus you will be attending then select Next.

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Step 6: review and submit

A summary of the new study details you have told us about will be shown.

Read the details on this page carefully. Select Back to change your details.

If all of the information is correct, read the declaration.

If you agree with the declaration select the checkbox, then select Submit.

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We will give you a receipt number when you submit your new details.

You won’t need to contact us unless we ask you to.

Select Information you have provided for a summary of the information you have provided.

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Select Print to print a copy of this page for your records.

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Select Return home to go back to your online account homepage.

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Step 7: sign out

From your homepage, you can complete other transactions or select the myGov icon to return to myGov.

For your privacy and security, sign out when you have finished using your myGov account.

If you didn’t sign in from my.gov.au, select Logout

View other online account guides and video demonstrations about using your online account.

Page last updated: 12 July 2018