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From 1 January 2017, the Commonwealth VET Student Loans program replaced the VET FEE-HELP loan program.
This Commonwealth Government program allows you to access loans for courses that:
• have a high national priority
• meet industry needs
• contribute to addressing skills shortages
• lead to employment outcomes.
TAFE NSW has been approved to offer the Government's new VET Student Loans.
The VET Student Loan program allows eligible students to defer tuition fees for approved Diplomas or Advanced Diplomas.
You can either:
• defer all your tuition fees (up to the loan cap limit)
• pay some of your tuition fees upfront and defer the balance.
Your loan is repaid through the Australian tax system when you reach the minimum income threshold for repayment. There is a loan fee of 20% for full fee-paying students.
There is no loan fee for eligible students in some NSW Government subsidised (Smart and Skilled) training places.
The program also features loan caps for course loans. This means if your fees are above the loan cap, you will need to pay the difference. Most TAFE NSW students will not be affected by loan caps, but if you are, you will be advised of this during your enrolment.

VET FEE-HELP for Existing Students

You can continue to study under your VET FEE-HELP loan if you're an existing student and you'll finish your course before the end of 2017. If you're not going to finish in 2017, we will contact you to discuss your options.

For more information please contact us or refer to the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training website.

VET Student Loans


​TAFE NSW’s Regional Music Institute offered a Diploma of Sound Production in partnership with The Grove Studios, Somersby. This course was delivered by The Grove Studios and, upon graduation, students received a TAFE NSW qualification.
Partnership period 01/01/2015 to 07/04/2017.​