You’ll need to meet all of the following:
- residence rules
- an income test
- an assets test.
If you’re getting Youth Allowance as a student or Australian Apprentice at the time you turn 25, you won’t move to Austudy. You’ll keep getting Youth Allowance until you finish your current course or apprenticeship.
Austudy is an income support payment. If you get a different income support payment it will stop when your Austudy payments start.
You may not be eligible if you get certain payments from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA). Read more about getting a Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) payment.
You must be both:
- 25 or older
- studying full time in an approved course at an approved institution.
You must be all of the following:
- 25 or older
- registered with the Australian Apprenticeship scheme
- doing a full time apprenticeship or traineeship.
Meet some of our students
We have 8 examples of people with different circumstances who can get student payments.
Read more about student profiles to see if they match your situation.
We use income tests to see if you’re eligible for Austudy and work out how much you’ll get.
We use the assets test to help us work out if you can be paid an allowance and how much you'll get.
Find out if you or your partner getting a DVA payment could affect your eligibility for a payment from us.
You must study an approved course at an approved education provider to get Youth Allowance, Austudy, or Pensioner Education Supplement.
Most people need to study full time to get Austudy or Youth Allowance. To work out if you’re a full time student you need to know your study load.
You may be able to get an exemption from your Austudy requirements if you give us a medical certificate.