While You're Studying

Important notice - Higher Education reforms announcement

The Australian Government has announced a range of reforms to improve the higher education sector. These reforms will deliver a more sustainable sector, more choices for students and increase transparency and accountability in higher education.

For more information about how these changes might affect you, click here.

For more detail about the reform measures, visit the Department of Education and Training Higher Education Reforms webpage.


Welcome to the next step! Completing university or other higher education studies is a big commitment. The information in this section is designed to assist you during this time.

Have a look at the Top tips for your study page which includes useful information about applying for a HELP loan, and general tips for your studies.

You should also check out the Student Payments page for information about whether you may be eligible for any of these payments whilst you are studying.

If you decide to transfer your studies for any reason (for example, if you relocate cities), be sure to check out the approved HELP providers page to see check you will still be able to access a HELP loan at your new provider.