You must be studying a Student Start-up Loan approved course to be eligible for the loan.
These are different to approved courses for other student payments.
Your course is a Student Start-up Loan approved course if:
- you study it at a higher education institution, for example a university, and
- it’s an accredited higher education course, for example a bachelor degree, or
- it’s a preparatory course, for example a bridging course
Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, aren’t approved for the Student Start-up Loan.
Most courses at a TAFE are VET courses and aren’t approved. The exception is accredited higher education courses studied at TAFE.