VET FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme that is funded by the Commonwealth Government to assist eligible students in Diploma level and above courses. VET FEE-HELP loans are not subject to income or assets tests.
VET FEE-HELP provides you with the option of:
- Deferring all of your tuition fees; or
- Paying some of your tuition fees upfront and deferring the balance
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 are also 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. For more information about the fees for Government subsidised training places please visit Smart and Skilled - Prices, fees and subsidies in 2015-16.
Selected Certificate IV courses include:
- CHC43015 Ageing Support
- AHC40110 Agriculture
- CHC43115 Disability
- ICT40415 Information Technology Networking
- SIT40212 Travel and Tourism