VET Student Loans is an Australian Government Loan scheme available to assist eligible students studying higher level vocational education and training (VET) qualifications to pay their tuition fees. Higher level VET qualifications are at the diploma level and VET Student loans is only available on the Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015). VET Student Loans can be used to pay all or part of an eligible student’s tuition fees, but cannot be used for additional study costs such as accommodation or text books.
A VET student loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.
Which courses are eligible for VET Student Loans?
Am I eligible for VET Student Loans?
You are eligible for VET Student Loans if you:
are an Australian citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder (resident in Australia for the duration of the unit); AND
are a full fee-paying / fee for service student studying a diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate or graduate diploma level course at an approved VET Student Loans provider; OR
are a student subsidised by the Victorian, South Australian, Queensland or Western Australian State Government studying a diploma or advanced diploma course; AND
have not exceeded the Student Loans limit (see below); AND
meet the tax file number (TFN) requirements: OR
if you don’t have a TFN you can give your provider a Certificate of application for a TFN. This certificate is available from the Australian Taxation Office (opens in a new window) after you have applied for a TFN; AND
meet course requirements as follows:
– are a full fee-paying / fee for service student studying a diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate or graduate diploma level course at an approved VET Student Loans provider; OR
– are a student subsidised by a state or territory government (other than the Australian Capital Territory) studying a diploma or advanced diploma course; AND
– are enrolled with an approved provider in an eligible unit of study by the census date for that unit.
How do I apply for VET Student Loans?
If you are eligible for VET Student Loans assistance and would like to apply for a loan, please contact the Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy and Myotherapy and Myotherapy Course Advisor on 9455 1926 to make a time to discuss your enrolment under VET Student Loans further. Upon enrolling, you will be required to review the ‘VET Student Loans information booklet’ and complete the ‘Request for VET Student Loans Assistance Form’.
Please ensure you take the time to read through all of the documentation and complete all fields of the Assistance Form including signing the declaration. Please refer to the ‘Fair Treatment and Equal Benefits and Opportunity Policy’ below for detailed information on the enrolment process. Should you require any assistance, please contact the MIMT office on 9455 1926.
If you would like more information about VET Student Loans, please visit https://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/helppayingmyfees/vet-student-loans
VET Student Loan Information Booklet
Please click on the below:
VET Student Loan Policies 2018