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Help with tuition fees

If you are studying an approved vocational education and training (VET) qualification, the VET student loan (VSL) scheme can pay a portion of your course fees. The loan amount will be repaid through the income tax system once you start earning a wage.

VET student loans are only available for approved courses at the diploma level and above.

To be eligible for a VSL, you must:

  • be a full fee-paying VET student, and
  • be studying with an approved VET Student Loans provider who is able to offer an approved VET Student Loans course.

Learn more about the VET Student Loan scheme.

To find out if you and your course qualify for a VSL, go to the My Skills website and try the VET Student Loans Eligibility Tool.

If your course does not qualify for a VSL, you can look for an alternative registered training organisation (RTO) that is approved.

Find an approved VET provider near you.

For more information read the VET Student Loans information booklet.

Looking after your rights

If you have a complaint about your VET provider, visit the VET Student Loans Ombudsman in the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman for free and impartial advice.