Age requirements

Your child must meet the age requirements.

Your child needs to be at least the minimum primary school entry age for your state or territory. They must also be under 19 on 1 January of the year of study.

Or they need to be any of the following:

  • at least 3 years and 6 months old and living away from home due to a health condition or disability
  • under 20 on 1 January in the study year, with a disruption to their education, such as illness
  • under 21 and studying at primary or ungraded level and getting Disability Support Pension, or Parenting Payment single
  • doing tertiary study and under their state or territory minimum education or training requirements age.

Page last updated: 3 March 2022