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You might be eligible for the $5000 Tertiary Access Payment – and there is still time to apply!

9 March 2021

You might be eligible for the $5000 Tertiary Access Payment – and there is still time to apply!

There is still time to apply for the $5,000 Tertiary Access Payment (TAP) if you have relocated for further study.

The TAP helps:

  • ease relocation costs required to attend higher education
  • improve participation rates for students in our regions through improved financial support
  • contribute to Closing the Gap targets.

To be eligible for the one-off, $5,000 payment, you must:

  • have started further study in 2021, immediately after completing Year 12 in 2020
  • be aged 22 years and under
  • have moved from a permanent family/home address in outer regional or remote area of Australia, to study at an education provider located at least 90 minutes by public transport from your family home
  • be enrolled in a full-time tertiary course (Certificate IV and above) with a duration of at least one academic year
  • be studying face to face, or a combination of face-to-face and online, for at least part of the course
  • have a combined parental/guardian income of less than $250,000.

 

Use the Student Regional Area Search tool to check your eligibility.

If you are studying at university, you will need to apply through your participating university.

If you are studying at a non-university higher education provider, or a VET provider, you must apply through Services Australia.

The TAP is one of the Government's responses to recommendations made in the National Regional, Rural and Remote Tertiary Education Strategy (the Napthine Review).

For more information, visit the Tertiary Access Payment page.