There are a range of other services to help you manage your Youth Allowance payment for students and Australian Apprentices, or get extra support.
Vocational Education and Training - VET Student Loans
Eligible students can get a VET Student Loan to access higher level VET qualifications. This could help you if you couldn’t otherwise afford to pay for your course upfront.
Read more about VET Student Loans on the Department of Education and Training website.
If your course has stopped because of provider closures, you may be eligible for support from the tuition assurance scheme.
Read more about Provider Closures on the Department of Education and Training website.
Skills for Education and Employment
The Skills for Education and Employment program may help you improve your speaking, reading, writing or math.
Read about Skills for Education and Employment.
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You may get part of your income support early. This is an advance payment. You pay it back later out of your payments from us.
Weekly payment option
Some people can get income support payments each week instead of each fortnight.
Regular deductions using Centrepay
You can use our free and voluntary service to pay bills as regular deductions from your Centrelink payments.
Helps you keep more of your Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY payment if you’re a student or an Australian Apprentice receiving an income.
Manage your money
We’ve got advice and tools to help you with budgeting, borrowing and credit, and managing debt.
My bank account is overdrawn
You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.