VET FEE-HELP and payment plans

VET Student Loans and payment plans

Financing your studies

We make it possible for everyone to access the very best industry training with our loan arrangements and easy co payment plans. Please contact one of our Student Advisors to discuss your study plans on 5562 2567

Vet Student Loans

The VET Fee Help Funding scheme ceased on December 31 2016 and was replaced with a new VET funding model named VET Student Loans.

Studies commenced after January 2017  fall under the new VET Student Loan scheme. Under this scheme eligible students are able to access partial funding for the Diploma of Beauty Therapy. Remaining fees are able to be paid through an up front payment or a payment plan.

More information on the new program and the transition from VET FEE-HELP is available on the Department of Education’s website. This includes fact sheets on applying to participate in VET Student Loans, and arrangements for current VET FEE-HELP students.

Click here for  more information on Vet Student Loans. 

Interest-Free Payment Plan

The Academy also offers an interest-free payment plan allowing you to pay off the course fees in weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments through our automated billing system. A nominal deposit is required on application to confirm your place and small administration charges apply. Additional fees may be incurred for late payments.

Commonwealth Bank Student Loan

Students may qualify for student loans to cover their course fees through the Commonwealth Bank in Robina, Queensland. Phone (07) 5593 0994 or visit the branch for more details.

Centrelink

The Diploma of Beauty Therapy and the Advanced Diploma of Dermal Science & Therapies meet the minimum study hours requirement to ensure continuation of any benefits you may be eligible for.  Please contact Centrelink for more information.

New Zealand Applicants Loan Eligibility for VET Student Loans

The Australian Government has passed legislation to allow New Zealand citizens who are SCV holders (special category visa holders) and meet the requisite criteria access to HELP loans from 1 January 2016.  The New Zealand measure will extend eligibility for all loans under the HELP scheme (HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP, VET STUDENT LOANS, OS-HELP and SA-HELP) to SCV holders who:

  • first entered Australia as a dependent minor aged under 18 years at least 10 years before applying for HELP;
  • have been physically present in Australia for at least eight of the previous 10 years at the time of application for HELP;
  • have been physically present in Australia for at least 18 months out of the last two years at the time of application for HELP; and
  • are otherwise eligible for the loan.

For more information please contact courses@thefrench.edu.au or phone (07) 5562 2567