IMPORTANT INFORMATION: VET FEE-HELP loan scheme replaced by VET Student Loans 1 January 2017:
From 1 January 2017, a new scheme called VET Student Loans replaced the VET-FEE HELP loan scheme. For further information and a list of providers, go to the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training website.
EXISTING VET FEE-HELP STUDENTS: OPT-IN
VET FEE-HELP students (who accessed VET FEE-HELP in 2016) wanting to continue their studies under the existing VET FEE-HELP arrangements needed to opt-in before 31 March 2017.
VET FEE-HELP students who opted-in, will be entitled to VET FEE-HELP assistance for any units with census dates before 1 January 2018 that contribute to your continuing course. If you have remaining units with census dates on or after 1 January 2018, you will be responsible for fee-for-service payment of the balance of your course fees.
Existing VFH students who failed to 'Opt-In' before 31 March 2017, are also liable to pay the balance of course fees directly.
If for some reason you were unable to 'Opt-In' and you believe you meet the eligibility requirements as a genuine VFH student and wish for your case to be considered, please refer to the Department's website:
What is VET FEE HELP?
An Australian Government loan scheme that assists eligible students enrolled in certain higher-level VET courses pay their tuition fees with approved VFH providers. VET FEE-HELP is only available to eligible students who accessed VET-FEE HELP in 2016 or earlier and who Opt-In to continue to access VET-FEE HELP in 2017. New students can no longer access VET-FEE HELP.
Further Information (only applicable for existing VET FEE-HELP students):