This page contains resources and information for VET Student Loans (VSL) approved providers.
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News and updates for providers
For the latest news and updates about the VET Student Loans (VSL) program.
VSL Manual for providers
For key information on how to administer the VSL program in your organisation you should refer to the VSL Manual for Providers.
VSL technical guide
For technical assistance in using HITS please refer to the following guide. For information on how to access and administer the electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) system please refer to your VET Student Loans New Provider Information Pack. The online eCAF system includes an inbuilt user guide/help field.
New approved providers
If you are new to the VET Student Loans program you will find the following resources useful.
- VET Student Loans Style Guide
- Quick Guide - Marketing and publishing
- Quick Guide - Processes and procedures
- Induction Day Presentation 2021
- Learning modules
Student eligibility and applications
The following resources explain the eligibility requirements your students must meet to access a VET Student Loan, the loan application process and the information that must be given to students prior to enrolment.
- Quick Guide - Eligibility
- Quick Guide - Applications
- Quick Guide - Information Requirements
- VET Student Loans Parental Consent Form
- Statutory Declaration Form - citizenship - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander - birth not registered
Students may have to take a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment in order to meet student entry requirements. There are approved LLN assessment tools and advice for providers seeking approval of a verified and evaluated LLN assessment tool for specific provider use.
These guides will assist you meet the operational requirements of the VSL program.
- Quick Guide - Census Days and Fee Periods
- Census day calculator
- Quick Guide - Record Keeping
- Quick Guide - Progressions
VSL Data Reporting
You are required to report data for all students studying in approved courses who are eligible to apply for a VET Student Loan. The data is used in monitoring a provider’s compliance with the Act and the Rules and for submission of student debt information to the ATO.
- VET Student loans Data Reporting Updates
- VET Student Loans - Reporting Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) TCSI
- Data Provisions Fact Sheet 2022
Courses and loan caps
You may only offer a VET Student Loan for the diploma level or above courses that are listed on the VSL Determination and agreed on as a condition of your approval. The Determination is updated periodically, the most recent amendment came into effect on 8 March 2022.
- VET Student Loans (Courses and Loan Caps) Determination 2016
- VET Student Loans Courses and Loan Caps
- VET Student Loans 2022 Course List and Loan Caps
- VET Student Loans Course Caps Indexed Amounts (for providers)
Ongoing financial requirements
You have ongoing financial performance requirements as a condition of your approval as well as an annual charge.
- VET Student Loans Application Fee and Annual Charge
- VET Student Loans Ongoing Financial Performance requirements
Changes to approval conditions or fee limits
You may submit a request for your conditions of approval to be varied or for fee limits to be increased at any time. You may also request approval of a third party arrangement.
Schedule 3 – Approved courses for specified providers
The Department runs an annual process to assess applications by eligible (listed and not-for-profit) approved VSL providers to include additional courses under Schedule 3 of the VET Student Loans (Courses and Loan Caps) Determination 2016. The 2023 Schedule 3 application round closed on 25 September 2022.
You can find courses currently approved under Schedule 3 at VET Student Loans (Courses and Loan Caps) Determination 2016.
The Determination was developed in consultation with State and Territory Governments and the VET sector, in the lead up to the commencement of the VSL program. During this process, the Australian Government agreed to include specific courses for listed and not-for-profit providers as eligible for VSL. These were included in Schedule 3 of the VSL Determination, which came into operation on 1 January 2017.
VET Student Loans provider enquiry form
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