VET Student Loans

The VET Student Loans (VSL) program assists eligible students pay tuition fees for approved higher-level (diploma and above) vocational education and training (VET) courses, when studying at VET Student Loans approved course providers. The program is designed to provide financial support to students undertaking higher level training in courses that address workplace and industry needs, creating better opportunities for employment.


Check your eligibility, understand the financial implications and find out how to apply for a VET Student Loan. You can also find information on approved courses and providers.

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If you meet course provider requirements, you may apply to be approved as a VET Student Loans provider. Resources and guides are available to assist approved providers with payment, reporting and compliance requirements.

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The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (department) has a strong commitment to ensuring that approved VSL providers comply with their legal obligations. The department undertakes a range of compliance activities including audits, investigations and student surveys to identify potential non-compliance by providers.

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VET Student Loans program improvement

Improvements to streamline and optimise delivery of the VET Student Loans program has been made. These improvements will assist more students and providers to access and deliver training in areas of national skills needs.

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VET Student Loans latest news

Fairer Indexation of VET Student Loans

The Government has announced significant changes to the way VET Student Loans will be indexed, effective from 1 June 2023, subject to the passage of legislation.

Changes to the VET Student Loans Rules 2016

On 19 October 2023 amendments to the VET Student Loans Rules 2016 (VSL Rules) commenced.

Those amendments followed consultations during 2022 with VSL providers and vocational education and training sector representative organisations about ways to improve the operation of the VET Student Loans Program.

VET Student Loans applications

The department will accept applications from providers to become an approved VSL provider at any time.

The VSL provider eligibility quiz is a useful tool to refresh your knowledge of VSL program requirements. It will help you understand the information required when completing an application. We encourage you to take the quiz and submit a Notice to Apply before completing the application form.

VSL Provider Newsletter

VSL Provider Newsletter

The latest edition of the VSL Provider Newsletter contains program updates and reminders relevant to the administration of the program.

Subscribe to receive the VSL Provider Newsletter, invitations to the VSL Forum and important alerts about the VSL program.

VET Student Loans Hot Topics

The VET Student Loans Hot Topics page will be updated regularly with recent changes and issues affecting VSL providers. The current hot topic is the update to VSL 2024 Course List and Loan Cap.

Approved VET Student Loans Providers

The list of approved VET Student Loans providers was updated on 27 June 2024.