The new VET Student Loans Ombudsman will handle all VET Student debt complaints from 1 July 2017.
VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Loan Caps
Certain Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas, delivered by VET Student Loan approved providers, are eligible for a VET Student Loan. Eligible students will be entitled for loans up to a capped amount.
The list of current VET Student Loans approved courses and maximum loan amounts is available in the VET Student Loans (Courses and Loan Caps) Determination 2016 on www.legislation.gov.au.
A list of VET Student Loans Approved Course Providers from 1 July 2017 is available in the 2017 Approved Course Providers List.
In February 2017, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training began a comprehensive review of the methodology of the VET Student Loan Course list and course caps. More information on the Review, including the Terms of Reference is available on the Review of the VET Student Loans Eligible Course List and Loan Caps methodology page.
Information for Students
Information for students on how to access a VET Student Loan is available at:
Advice for all VET FEE-HELP student related enquiries, including frequently asked questions, how to manage your loan, and grandfathering arrangements for continuing students is available at
Information on what to do if your provider closes is available at
Information on VET FEE-HELP and VET Student Loan debt issues and complaints concerning a provider is available at
Students can search for courses and course providers, including VET Student Loan Approved courses and providers at
Information for students about government assistance for financing tertiary study is available at
Information for Providers
Information for providers regarding VET Student Loans, including resources payment and reporting information and frequently asked questions is available at
Advice on how to become a VET Student Loans Provider is available at
Information for VET FEE-HELP Providers managing continuing VET FEE-HELP students is available at
Legislation and policy documents
VET Student Loans Acts of Parliament and Legislative Instruments.
Acts of Parliament
- VET Student Loans Act 2016
- VET Student Loans (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2016
- VET Student Loans (Charges) Act 2016 (note – implementation of fees and charges will occur later in 2017)
- VET Student Loans Rules 2016
- VET Student Loans (Courses and Loan Caps) Determination 2016
- VET Student Loans (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Rule 2016
The Regulation Impact Statement sets out the Government's preferred option for the VET FEE-HELP redesign, as well as alternatives, developed following consultations with VET FEE-HELP providers in April 2016 and public submissions in response to the discussion paper.
The Redesigning VET FEE-HELP Discussion Paper outlined issues with the VET FEE-HELP scheme, and proposed a range of possible options to address these. The Discussion Paper was opened for public comment until 30 June 2016.
If you have questions after reading the information on VET Student Loans pages, please submit an enquiry form, found at the bottom of each page, or contact the HELP Student Enquiry line on 1800 020 108.