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Government Student Loans

The FEE-HELP and VET Student Loan are loan schemes, provided by the government, that assist eligible students in the payment of part of all of their tuition fees.

Over their lifetime, eligible students may borrow up to the HELP Loan limit. For students applying at AIT, the limit is $108,232 effective from 1 January 2021. In addition, there is a one-off loan fee of 20%, imposed by the government, for undergraduate courses and vocational courses of study. *The VSL loan fee has been waived by the Government for the period 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2021. The FEE-HELP loan fee has been waived by the government for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 December 2021.

The government pays AIT the amount of the loan, and students pay it back through the Australian taxation system once their annual taxable income reaches the minimum repayment threshold.

From July 1 2020 to 30 June 2021 the threshold at which you begin to pay back your loan is $46,620. This amount is subject to change annually; you may view the threshold here.

FEE-HELP and VET Student Loans don’t attract interest but a CPI increase is applied every June 1st for amounts that have been unpaid for 11 months or more.

Read more about FEE-HELP and VET Student Loan here: http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/StudyAssist/

You are eligible for FEE-HELP or VET Student Loan if:

  • you meet the citizenship and residency requirements:
  • you are an Australian citizen or a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency criteria and who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to your course; OR
  • you are a permanent humanitarian visa holder who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit; OR
  • you are a permanent visa holder who is undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of the study;

You must also be enrolled in an eligible unit of study by the census date for that unit and must not have exceeded the FEE-HELP or VET Student Loan limit.

The first Census Date is the date by which you will need to submit your application for FEE-HELP or VET Student Loan. This is the date by which you can also withdraw from a Unit of Study without penalty or incurring any fees or a FEE-HELP or VET Student Loan debt. All vocational courses offered by AIT and its partners have 3 study periods and census dates.

If you are aged under 18 at the time of applying for a VET Student Loan you must complete the Parental Consent Form and submit to AIT before we can provide you with an eCAF (Student loan Application form).

VET Student Loans is a Government loan program that helps students pay for their tuition fees up to a set amount (known as a loan cap). As the difference between the loan cap and course price varies by study mode, please speak to your Course & Careers Adviser about what this means for you.

The government directly pays AIT the amount of the loan, and students (that is you) pay it back through the Australian taxation system once their annual income reaches the minimum repayment threshold.

This amount is subject to change annually, you may view the threshold here. From 1 July 2019 the threshold at which you begin to pay back your loan is $45,881.

Eligible students can apply for a loan to pay for their fees up to capped amounts through the Commonwealth Government’s VET Student Loans scheme. The loan applies to eligible courses at the Diploma level or above. Academy of Information Technology is an approved VET Student Loans provider. For more information, read the Vet Student Loan Booklet.

Find out more about Applying for a VSL

  • an Australian citizen; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and usually reside in Australia; or
  • be a qualifying New Zealand citizen.

Further information about VET Student Loans, and to download the current VET Student Loans Information Booklet, visit the Australian Government website: https://www.employment.gov.au/information-vet-student-loans-students.

2021 Fee-Help Statement of Tuition Assurance: Click here

2021 VSL - Statement of Tuition Assurance: Click here

2021 VSL - VSL Provider Obligations: Click here

For students utilising either of the Commonwealth governments student loan schemes (FEE-HELP or VET Student Loan) information provided as part of the application process will upon submission automatically be copied to Services Australia.

Commonwealth supported places (CSP) are available for some undergraduate certificates offered at AIT. CSP provides funding to the provider toward the cost of tuition. Students are liable for the component not covered byCSP. For eligible students FEE-HELP may be used to cover his cost.

Click here for further information on Commonwealth Supported Places or the Commonwealth Supported Places and HECS-HELP information booklet.

AIT is an approved provider of FEE HELP & VETStudent Loan courses for higher education Diplomas and Bachelors & VET Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas.

Students are advised that in accordance with government reporting requirements students details in relation to the loan will automatically be reported to Services Australia.

For helpful links, see below:

* VET Student Loans

* VET Student Loans Information Booklet

* FEE-HELP

* FEE-HELP Information Booklet

* Commonwealth Supported Places

* Commonwealth Supported Places & HECS-HELP information

* HELP video

Schedule of Fees

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Diploma of Digital Design Standard Standard Standard
Bachelor of Interactive Media *focus on 2D Animation Standard Accelerated Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Bachelor of Interactive Media *focus on Game Design Standard Accelerated Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Bachelor of Interactive Media *focus on Film + Video Standard Accelerated Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Bachelor of Interactive Media *focus on 3D Design Standard Accelerated Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile Application Development) Standard Accelerated Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Bachelor of Information Technology (Games Programming) Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Bachelor of Digital Design Standard Accelerated Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Academy of Information Technology (HE)
Diploma of Digital Design
Jan-Dec 2021
Oct-Dec 2020
Jan-Sept 2020
April - Dec 2019
Jan - April 2019
2018
Bachelor of Interactive Media *focus on 2D Animation
Jan-Dec 2021
Oct-Dec 2020
Jan-Sept 2020
April - Dec 2019
Jan - April 2019
2018
2017
Bachelor of Interactive Media *focus on Game Design
Jan-Dec 2021
Oct-Dec 2020
Jan-Sept 2020
April - Dec 2019
Jan - April 2019
2018
2017
Bachelor of Interactive Media *focus on Film + Video
Jan-Dec 2021
Oct-Dec 2020
Jan-Sept 2020
April - Dec 2019
Jan - April 2019
2018
2017
Bachelor of Interactive Media *focus on 3D Design
Jan-Dec 2021
Oct-Dec 2020
Jan-Sept 2020
April - Dec 2019
Jan - April 2019
2018
2017
Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile Application Development)
Jan-Dec 2021
Oct-Dec 2020
Jan-Sept 2020
April - Dec 2019
Jan - April 2019
2018
2017
Bachelor of Information Technology (Games Programming)
Jan-Dec 2021
Oct-Dec 2020
Jan-Sept 2020
April - Dec 2019
Jan - April 2019
2018
2017
Bachelor of Digital Design
Jan-Dec 2021
Oct-Dec 2020
Jan-Sept 2020
April - Dec 2019
Jan - April 2019
2018
2017
Coder Academy 2021 2020 2019
Diploma of Information Technology Download Download Download
Undergraduate Certificate in Data Analysis Download
Undergraduate Certificate in Programming Download
Coder Academy
Diploma of Information Technology
2021
2020
2019
Undergraduate Certificate in Data Analysis
2021
2020
2019
Undergraduate Certificate in Programming
2021
2020
2019
Academy of Information Technology (VET) Jan-Dec 2021 Apr-Dec 2020 Jan-Mar 2020 Sept-Dec 2019 Jan-Aug 2019 2018 2017
Diploma of Interior Design – Online Download Download Download Download Download Download Download
Academy of Information Technology (VET)
Diploma of Interior Design – Online
Jan-Dec 2021
Apr-Dec 2020
Jan-Mar 2020
Sept-Dec 2019
Jan-Aug 2019
2018
2017
Work Ready Education
Diploma of Business (Digital Transformation) Download Download
Diploma of Project Management Download
Diploma of Leadership & Management Download
Diploma of Digital Design
Work Ready Education
Diploma of Business (Digital Transformation)
2022
2021
Diploma of Project Management
2021
Diploma of Leadership & Management
2021
Diploma of Digital Design
Move Academy Jan - Dec 2022 Jan-Dec 2021
Diploma of Business (Organisational Development) Download Download
Move Academy
Diploma of Business (Organisational Development)
Jan - Dec 2022
Jan-Dec 2021
The Left Bank 2020
Diploma of Business Download
The Left Bank
Diploma of Business
2020