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Higher Education Relief Package

16 April 2020

Higher Education Relief Package

On 12 April 2020, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, the Minister for Education and Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, announced the Higher Education Relief Package.

The new package will provide funding certainty to higher education providers and support workers who have been displaced as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and who are looking to upskill or retrain.

The Higher Education Relief Package will reduce the cost of studying short, online courses and provide exemptions from loan fees under FEE-HELP and VET Student Loans. Currently, institutions are working hard to develop and implement the short courses for May. As these new courses become available they will be published on  Course Seeker.