Information for VET Student Loans Students

This page contains resources and information for current and prospective students on VET Student Loans.

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Loan fee exemption

On 12 April 2020 the Australian Government announced a six-month exemption of the 20 per cent loan fee for full fee paying VET Student Loan students. This exemption applied to VET Student Loan amounts incurred on census days between 1 April 2020 to 30 September 2020. This exemption has now been extended to include VET Student Loan amounts incurred on census days between 1 October 2020 to 30 June 2021. 

All VET Student Loan amounts incurred on census days between 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2021 will not incur the usual 20 per cent loan fee. Students will not need to do anything for the exemption to be applied. Student VET Student Loan debt records with the Australian Taxation Office will automatically reflect the loan fee exemption from early June 2020.

This video contains information for eligible students that have decided to apply for a VET Student Loan. 

VET Student Loans Information Booklet

The VET Student Loans Information Booklet provides a summary of the key points a person applying for or receiving a VET Student Loan needs to know. You must read this booklet before applying for a VET Student Loan.

Websites

  • Students can search for courses and course providers, including VET Student Loan approved courses and providers on the My Skills website
  • Information for students about government assistance for financing tertiary study is available on the Study Assist website

Information for VET Student Loans Students - FAQs

I still need help

If the FAQ's above have not answered your question, you can submit an enquiry using the VET Student Loan enquiry form below.

VET Student Loans student enquiry form

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