The VET FEE-HELP scheme continues to apply to all students who commenced study
before 31 December 2016.
Any student who enrols from 1 January 2017 will have access to the VET Student Loans program,
which is replacing the current VET FEE-HELP scheme. This is a new vocational education and
training student loans program, provided to give eligible students access to quality higher level
VET qualifications, particularly to those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.
The Australian Government is committed to increasing productivity, addressing skills shortages and
assisting with the cost of studying. One of the measures that achieves these goals is the availability
of the VET FEE-HELP student loan scheme.
VET FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector that
is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). VET FEE-HELP assists eligible students
undertaking certain VET courses of study (Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate and
Graduate Diploma Courses) with an approved VET provider, to pay for all or part of their tuition costs.
The Australian College of Applied Education is a registered VET FEE-HELP provider for all courses at the
Diploma level. Certificate II, III and IVcourses do not qualify.