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.
If you have already been receiving VET FEE-HELP you will still receive it next year while you complete your course.
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.
VET FEE-HELP is a loan scheme to help you pay your tuition fees for higher-level vocational education and training courses such as diplomas, advanced diplomas and graduate vocational qualifications. If you are eligible, you can apply for a loan from the Australian Government to pay for all or part of your fees.
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 text books, materials and accommodation.
For more information visit the Study Assist website or talk to your local TAFE Queensland team.