From 1 January, the Australian Government will replace VET FEE-HELP (VFH) with a new VET Student Loans program.
Commencing students, or continuing students commencing a new program in 2017, will not have access to VFH and will have to apply for a VET Student Loan. Eligible students will be entitled to loans up to a capped amount. Not all programs will be VET Student Loan eligible. A list of eligible programs is available at VET Student Loans.
Current VFH students who are continuing in the same program in 2017 will not be automatically transferred to the new VET Student Loans program, but will have the option to continue accessing VFH until 31 December 2017.