IMPORTANT: Changes to VET FEE-HELP scheme
The Australian Government has reviewed the VET FEE-HELP scheme.
A new program called VET Student Loans will commence from 1 January 2017. The changes will be for new students starting study in 2017.
We will be in touch with all students who are already receiving VET FEE-HELP or have enrolled to study a diploma or above program in 2017 to explain the changes.
If you started your qualification in 2016 (or earlier) and are due to continue studying in 2017, you can still access VET FEE-HELP. The main things you need to know are:
The Department of Education will shortly, via email, provide you with specific instructions regarding VET FEE-HELP and/or a VET Student Loan.
Follow these instructions carefully and you will be ready to start your next semester of study.
For specific questions relating to VET FEE-HELP or the VET Loan Scheme we will be available to take calls from 3 January 2017.
VET FEE-HELP is a loan scheme to help you pay your tuition fees for training courses such as diplomas, advanced diplomas and graduate vocational qualifications.
TAFE Queensland receives your tuition fees from the government and you repay your loan through the Australian tax system. When your income reaches the repayment threshold, you start making repayments until you have repaid the whole loan amount.
VET FEE-HELP is only for tuition fees and doesn't cover additional study costs such as your textbooks, materials and accommodation.
For more about VET FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website or call our Customer Service Centre on 1800 654 447.