Tertiary students and Australian Apprentices

We have payments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are full time tertiary students or Australian Apprentices.

If you’re a full time tertiary student or Australian Apprentice and are eligible for ABSTUDY, we have the following payments:

Depending on your circumstances, if you get ABSTUDY Living Allowance, you may also get other payments such as:

If you need to be away from home or your study location, you may get ABSTUDY Away from Base Assistance.

You may get more than one ABSTUDY payment at a time. Depending on your situation you may only have to apply once.

If you’re from an outer regional or remote area of Australia, you may be eligible for the Tertiary Access Payment. You don’t need to be getting an ABSTUDY payment to be eligible.

Page last updated: 24 January 2022