You need to meet eligibility requirements to get Austudy.
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Who can get it
You may be able to get Austudy if you're a student or Australian Apprentice.
On the day you claim Austudy you must be an Australian resident and in Australia.
Approved courses and institutions
You must study an approved course at an approved institution to get Youth Allowance as a student, Austudy, or Pensioner Education Supplement.
Most people need to study full time to get Austudy or Youth Allowance as a student. To work out if you’re full time you need to know your study load.
Allowable time is how long you can get Austudy while you’re studying.
Distance and online education for tertiary and secondary students
If you study by distance education, you need to do an approved course with an approved institution.