Indexation is applied to HELP debts on 1 June each year.

On Saturday, 1 June 2024 your HELP debt will be indexed by 4.7% based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

In the Budget, the Government announced changes to HELP indexation to be based on…

Did you finish Year 12 (or equivalent) in 2023? Have you or will you relocate from regional or remote Australia this year to study (Certificate IV and above)? You might be eligible for the Tertiary Access Payment.

The Tertiary Access Payment is a payment of up to $5,000 to help students…

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is advising anyone who may be considering making voluntary repayments on their HELP debt to do so by 27 May 2024 so that the payment can clear prior to 1 June, when accounts are…

The Government is proposing changes to reduce the indexation that is applied to HELP loans.

The changes will require legislation to be passed through both Houses of Parliament. If passed, the changes will be back-dated to 1 June 2023.

Currently the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is used…

The Australian Government contribution and maximum student contribution amounts, by funding cluster, have now been published on the Department of Education’s website for 2024.

View the 2024…

On 13 February 2023, the Government announced that Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) holders will be able to apply for a permanent Resolution of Status (RoS) Visa.

Continuing or prospective students who have previously held temporary TPV or SHEV visas…

The Australian Universities Accord Panel has released an Interim Report exploring possible ideas for the reform of Australia’s higher education system.

The…

Have you completed Year 12 (or equivalent) in the last 12 months and are considering a move from regional or remote Australia to continue your studies? You might be eligible for a payment of up to $5,000 from the Tertiary Access Payment (TAP).

Moving away from home to study can be…

You can now view your Student Learning Entitlement amount in myHELPbalance

You will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to view your Student Learning Entitlement amount. You can obtain a USI from Unique Student Identifier…

The Australian Universities Accord Panel has released a Discussion Paper outlining the fundamental challenges facing the Australian higher education…

In December 2022, the Department of Education launched MicroCred Seeker, an online platform for students to browse and compare microcredentials available in Australia from tertiary education and training providers.

MicroCred Seeker allows learners to:

  • Compare tertiary…

The Australian Government is removing the HECS-HELP up-front discount. From 1 January 2023, students will no longer receive a 10 per cent discount when making up-front payments of $500 or more towards unit of study costs deferred to a HECS-HELP loan.

Students will still be able to…

The Australian Government has further extended the FEE-HELP loan fee exemption until 31 December 2022. The exemption will be applied retrospectively for all units of study with census dates in 2022. This means that the loan fee amounts will be removed from student’s combined HELP debt statements…

The Australian Government has announced the development of an Australian Universities Accord to build a long-term plan for Australia’s higher education system. A review process will be led by the Australian Universities Accord Panel, led by Professor Mary O’Kane, and will report in 2023. On…

The Australian Government is investing up to $485.5 million to support a one-off boost of 20,000 commencing…

In the October 2022-23 Budget, the Government has committed $15.4 million over 4 years from 2022–23 to establish the Startup Year program.

The Startup Year initiative will deliver income contingent…