This information applies to:
- full-time students, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship or traineeship
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who live in a remote or rural area
Centrelink assistance programs for individuals looking for employment or needing support. Please note that the Centrelink website is gradually being incorporated into the Department of Human Services website.
Search for scholarships and awards in this extensive myfuture database.
Newstart Allowance provides financial help if you are looking for work. It supports you while you do activities that may increase your chances of finding a job, such as studying or training.
You may be eligible for Newstart Allowance if you are:
- aged 22 years or more but under age-pension age
- looking for paid work
- prepared to enter into an Employment Pathway Plan and meet activity-test requirements and
- not involved in industrial action
Whether you are planning to study at university, through Technical and Further Education (TAFE) or with other approved education providers, the Study Assist website provides a one stop shop for all your questions about Australian Government assistance to help finance your tertiary studies. This includes information about VET FEE‑HELP assistance, which is available to assist eligible students studying higher level Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications (Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma courses) to pay for their tuition fees. Currently, VET FEE‑HELP is not available for Certificates I‑IV.
Please refer to Study Assist.
Youth Allowance provides financial help for young people who are studying full time, undertaking a full-time Australian Apprenticeship, training, looking for work or sick.