VET Student Loans

The Australian Governments VET Student Loan program commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE‑HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016


What is VET Student Loans?

The VET Student Loans (VSL) program assists eligible students enrolled in approved higher level vocational education and training (VET) courses to pay their tuition fees.

  • VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements.
  • A VET student loan gives rise to a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid. For more info, visit

A person’s access to a VET Student Loan is approved by the Australian Government Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business. You access the loan for your course, and the debt is then managed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

SRI is covered under the National Tuition Protection Assurance Scheme

Information about the new program can be viewed at

A VET Student loan may be available to students for all or part of their course fees, subject to eligibility criteria and available places.

Contact Sarina Russo Institute for further information on our specific courses