You must be studying a Student Start-up Loan approved course to be eligible for the loan.
These are different to approved courses for other student payments.
Your course is a Student Start-up Loan approved course if it’s offered at a higher education institution like a university. The course must be either:
- an accredited higher education course, for example a bachelor degree
- a preparatory course, for example a bridging course.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, aren’t approved for the Student Start-up Loan.
Most courses at a TAFE are VET courses and aren’t approved. The exception is accredited higher education courses studied at TAFE.
Page last updated: 8 November 2019
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