Important Information for existing VET FEE-HELP Students

As of 1st January 2017 the VET FEE-HELP Government loan scheme will no longer be available to new students. The good news is, if you are currently financing you studies via VET FEE-HELP, the Government will continue to provide you with access to the scheme until 31st December 2017 if you meet the following criteria:

  • You were enrolled in a VET Course prior to 1 January 2017
  • You have already received VET FEE-HELP assistance for units of those courses, and
  • You remain enrolled in that course with your original provider.

If you wish to continue accessing the VET FEE-HELP scheme you will be required to complete a brief online form which is available on the department’s website.

If you have any questions please contact Upskilled on 1300 009 924 or Email: info@upskilled.edu.au

Please note: If you are a current student who is accessing the VET FEE-HELP Scheme, as of 1st Jan 2017, you will not be able to continue your study until you have completed the Government Opt-in form.

Please read the VET FEE-HELP Opt-in Fact Sheet for more information

How do I Opt-in?

You will be sent an email or letter from the department for each course, if you have accessed a VET FEE-HELP loan for studies since the commencement of the program in 2009 and records indicate you have not completed your course. The letter will contain the information required for you to opt-in for each course:

  1. Go to the VET FEE-HELP opt-in portal https://ecaf.education.gov.au/vfh
  2. Sign in using the passkey number provided from your email/letter and your Date of Birth
  3. Check the pre-filled details and complete the form
  4. Press the submit button
  5. A confirmation email will be sent to you which will confirm the opt-in process has been accepted
  6. Send this confirmation email to your provider so that you can continue to receive VET FEE-HELP

What should I do if I haven’t received an email/letter with my Passkey?

Please fill in the enquiry form on www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans/vet-fee-help-opt-in and select “Requesting passkey” in the “What is your question regarding?” field.

If you have any questions please contact Upskilled on 1300 009 924 or Email: info@upskilled.edu.au