Centrelink online account help - Update your study details

Use your online account to tell us about changes to your study details for Youth Allowance, Austudy, ABSTUDY and Pensioner Education Supplement.


As a student, there are a number of updates you can do yourself. This includes:

  • updating details about your studies including study load, contact hours per week and student ID
  • removing future study details if your plans change

If you need to add new study details, there is a different process for this. Read more about how to add new study details using your Centrelink online account.

Step 1: get started

If you're not already in your Centrelink online account, sign into myGov and access your account.

From your homepage select the View/Update Study Details link in Favourite services if you have it saved as a favourite service. 

Or, select My profile.

Select Update study details on the Study tile to view, edit and add your study details.

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

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Step 2: choose the study details you want to update

Tell us about changes to your study details by selecting:

  • Edit to update your existing study details - continue to step 3
  • Remove to remove future study details - skip to step 4

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Step 3: edit existing study details

Your current study course details will be displayed. The fields that you can update will be available to change.

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

Update your details and select Next to finish. Skip to step 5.

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Step 4: remove future study details

A pop up window will appear to confirm that you want to remove a future study course from your record.

Select Cancel if you do not want to remove these details.

Select Remove to confirm the removal of this future course.

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After you have removed your study details, you may be asked additional questions based on your circumstances.

If you have not registered any other study details, you may not be eligible to claim a study payment.

Step 5: review and submit

A summary of your updated study details will be shown.

Read the details on this page carefully. Select Back to change your details if they are incorrect.

Select Cancel to cancel your updates and return to your online account homepage.

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If all 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 study 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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Step 6: 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.

View other online account guides and video demonstrations about using your online account.
This information was printed Tuesday 21 May 2019 from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/online-help/centrelink/update-your-study-details-your-centrelink-online-account It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.

Page last updated: 22 March 2019