Better Alignment of Student Payments

Feb 16, 2018

In May 2017, the Australian Government announced the Better Alignment of Student Payments measure.

As part of the measure, course approvals for student payments have changed. The changes affect Youth Allowance (student), Austudy, ABSTUDY and the Pensioner Education Supplement.

More specifically, from 1 January 2018 student payments are restricted to:

  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses (at diploma level and above) and education providers that are approved for VET Student Loans (VSL).

Higher education courses offered by providers approved for the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP).

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