Centrelink online account help - Add new study details

Instructions on how to add new study details for Youth Allowance, Austudy, ABSTUDY, Tertiary Access Payment and Pensioner Education Supplement using your Centrelink online account.

If you need to update or remove your study details, there’s a different way to do this. For help, read Centrelink online account help - update your study details.

The screenshots in this guide are from a computer. The page layout will look different if you’re using a mobile device.

Step 1: get started

Sign in to myGov and select Centrelink.

Select MENU from your homepage.

Select My details, then Personal and contact details and Manage study details.

Your study details will show on the Study details page.

If you need help, select the question mark icon.

Step 2: add new course

Select Add a new course.

Tell us if you know the full details of your new course. If you only know the start date, select I only know the start date of my course (I intend to study in the future).

Then select the calendar icon and enter your course Start date. Then select Next and go to Step 3.

If you know all the details, select I know the full details of my new course.

Enter the details of your new course.

Enter where you’re studying, then select Search.

Select your Educational Institution Name and Course Title from the list.

The course end date is when you expect to finish your course. This will be the date of your final exam at the end of your course. If your course end date changes before then, you’ll need to tell us.

If you need help, select the help links.

Select one of the following:

  • Next to continue
  • Back to make any changes
  • Cancel if you don’t want to continue or need to start again.

Select the calendar icon and enter the start date of your study period and your study load. The study load details we ask for will depend on your situation.

Then select Next.

If you’re eligible, we’ll ask if you want to apply for a Student Start-up Loan.

Select one of these options:

  • the tick icon if you want to apply
  • the cross icon if you want to decline.

Then select Next to review and submit.

Step 3: review and submit

We’ll give you a summary of the details you’ve provided. Read the information and make sure it’s correct.

If all the details are correct, read the declaration. If you understand and agree with the declaration, select I declare that: then Submit.

Get your receipt

We’ll give you a receipt when you submit your update. Make a note of the Receipt ID for your records.

You won’t need to do anything else unless we ask you to.

Select either:

  • Information you have provided to view a summary of the details you’ve given us
  • Return Home to go back to your Study details page.

Select Home to go back to your homepage.

Step 4: sign out

From your homepage, you can complete other transactions or select Return to myGov to go back to your myGov account.

For your privacy and security, sign out when you’ve finished using your myGov account.

View other online account and Express Plus mobile app guides and video demonstrations about using your online account.

Page last updated: 16 October 2023.
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