Information for VET Student Loans Approved Providers

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.

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.

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.

Student administration

These guides will assist you meet the operational requirements of the VSL program.

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. You must report student, course, campus, unit, enrolment and completions data for students through the reporting system, the Tertiary Collection of Student Information (TCSI). All VSL data reporting requirements and resources are available from the TCSI Support website.

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 comes into effect on 1 January 2024.

Ongoing financial requirements

You have ongoing financial performance requirements as a condition of your approval as well as an annual charge.

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 28 August 2023.

You can find courses currently approved under Schedule 3 at VET Student Loans (Courses and Loan Caps) Determination 2016, which was developed in consultation with State and Territory Governments and the VET sector.


Enquiries or notifications should be sent via the online VET Student Loans provider enquiry form on Provider Enquiries.