If you are currently accessing a VET FEE-HELP loan and will finish your studies in 2017, you will need to let the Australian Department of Education and Training know if you want to continue to access VET FEE-HELP.
If you have not received an email or letter by early February 2017 from the Department of Education and Training, please fill in the enquiry form at www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans/vet-fee-help-opt-in and select "Requesting passkey" in the "What is your question regarding?" field.
For more information about VET FEE-HELP arrangements for existing students visit the Department of Education and Training website.
To be eligible to continue to access VET FEE-HELP you must:
If you meet these criteria, you will be able continue your studies under the existing VET FEE HELP arrangements for units with census dates to 31 December 2017.
You will still need to opt-in by letting the Australian Government know that you wish to continue to access the VET FEE HELP loan.
The census date is the most important date for you to know about.
You must submit your Request for VET FEE-HELP Loan form 14 days before the census date.
The census date is the last day you can withdraw your enrolment without incurring the cost or debt for that unit.
The census date varies across qualifications.
You can access the Census Date on the relevant Fee Schedule.
For more information about VET FEE-HELP visit the Australian Department of Education and Training website or talk to your local TAFE Queensland team.