VET Student Loans

The VET Student Loans program assists eligible students pay tuition fees for approved higher-level (diploma and above) vocational education and training (VET) courses, when studying at VET Student Loans approved course providers.

Approved Course List and Loan Caps

Approved providers

Providers who were once approved to offer VET Student Loans but are no longer approved can be found in the Providers no longer approved to offer VET Student Loans list.

For more information, open the relevant tabs below.

Information for Students

Information for students on how to access a VET Student Loan is available at

Information on what to do if your provider closes is available at

Information on VET FEE-HELP and VET Student Loans debt issues and complaints concerning a provider is available at

Students can search for courses and course providers, including VET Student Loans approved courses and providers at

Information for students about government assistance for financing tertiary study is available at

Information on VET Student Loans and VET FEE-HELP compliance is available at

Advice for all VET FEE-HELP student related enquiries, including about the new VET FEE-HELP Student Redress Measures, frequently asked questions, how to manage your loan, and the end of grandfathering arrangements is available at

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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

Information about tuition assurance and provider closures is available at

Information on VET Student Loans and VET FEE-HELP compliance is available at

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Legislation and policy documents

VET Student Loans Acts of Parliament and Legislative Instruments.

Acts of Parliament

Legislative Instruments

Supporting Information

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.

Review of the VET Student Loans Eligible Course List and Loan Caps Methodology

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. The outcome of the review was published on 11 December 2017.

Redevelopment and Audit of the VET Student Loans Data Collection Discussion Paper

The Redevelopment and Audit of the VET Student Loans Data Collection Discussion Paper (the paper) opens consultation with VSL stakeholders to seek views on how the department and DHS can ensure relevant, high quality data is collected through the Collection, using best practice submission processes. This paper is similar in purpose and aim to the Redevelopment and Audit of the Higher Education Data Collection Discussion Paper distributed to higher education providers in January 2018.

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VET Student Loans Statistical Reports

The VET Student Loans Data Collection includes administrative and statistical data about the VET Student Loans program
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If you have questions after reading the information on VET Student Loans pages, please submit an enquiry via the online enquiry form at the bottom of each page, or contact the HELP Student Enquiry line on 1800 020 108.