Study now, pay later with VET FEE-HELP.
VET FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme that is funded by the Commonwealth Government to assist eligible students in Diploma level and above. VET FEE-HELP loans are not subject to income or assets tests.
VET FEE-HELP provides you with the option of:
There is a loan fee of 20% for fee-for-service VET FEE HELP loans. Fee concessions are not available on fee-for-service courses offered by TAFE NSW.
From July 1 2014, VET FEE-HELP loans will also be available to eligible students in NSW Government subsidised training places to pay their TAFE NSW fee for Diploma, Advanced Diploma and selected Certificate IV courses. There is no loan fee for VET FEE HELP loans to students in NSW Government subsidised training places. Find more information about these changes at VET FEE-HELP: Loans for students in government subsidised training places.
Selected Certificate IV courses:
To be eligible for VET FEE-HELP you must:
VET FEE-HELP is available for higher-level qualifications offered by TAFE NSW including:
You may also view the following summaries which are updated regularly:
VET FEE-HELP Tuition Fees are published as required under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 and are regularly updated.
Completing a high level qualification with TAFE NSW provides a great pathway to many university degrees. Find out more about getting credit where credit's due:
You repay your VET FEE-HELP loan through the Australian tax system when you reach the minimum income threshold for repayment. Information about the minimum income threshold is available on the Study Assist website.
To apply for VET FEE-HELP, you should:
Further information about VET FEE-HELP, including Frequently Asked Questions and information about FEE-HELP loan limits, may be found on the Study Assist website.
If you are considering applying for VET FEE-HELP, you should familiarise yourself with your obligations by reading the VET FEE-HELP Information Booklet. Further information is also available in the TAFE NSW – VET FEE-HELP Policy.
TAFE NSW provides fair treatment and ensures equal benefits and opportunities for students who are entitled to VET FEE-HELP assistance.
To ensure fair treatment for students, TAFE NSW has policies on a range of issues including student selection, entry requirements, assessment and equal opportunity.
TAFE NSW undertakes to deal with grievances promptly. You are entitled to raise any concerns about your academic results or appeal a result.
In the first instance, you should talk to your teacher for more information about the appeals process.
You may raise a concern or grievance for a range of non-academic matters, including harassment, vilification, discrimination, misuse of personal information, financial matters and course applications.
You may report your grievance to a teacher, counsellor or other support officer.
Depending on when you withdraw, you may be entitled to a refund of any up-front payment you've made, or re-credit of your FEE-HELP balance if you have taken a VET FEE-HELP loan.
Students have the right to apply for a review of a decision not to re-credit a FEE-HELP balance.
If TAFE NSW ceases to provide a course in which you are enrolled, TAFE NSW will ensure that you are offered enrolment in a similar course of study. Alternatively, TAFE NSW will:
When you enrol at TAFE NSW, the collection, storage, use and disclosure of any personal information you provide are protected by legislation.
For more information, see: