The government has announced the cessation of VET FEE-HELP scheme as from January 2017.However, they have informed us that the students currently studying under VET FEE-HELP, will be able to access the VET FEE-HELP loan, under grandfather clause until the end of December 2017 provided you sign a declaration which will be sent to you by the department. Please keep an eye on your post box or Email for any correspondence from the department and respond to it as soon as possible. Failure to do so will hinder your access to VET FEE-HELP.
To this end, encourage all the students to complete as many units as possible related to their enrolled qualification before the end of December 2017, if you want to access VET FEE-HELP loan for your studies. We understand that this decision has caused a huge amount of distress to many and we are doing our best to assist our students including offering interest-free easy payment option for those who do not want to access VET FEE-HELP loan or who want to continue their studies beyond December 2017. We also ask all the students enrolled in the Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy, Nutritional Medicine, and Western Herbal Medicine to be mindful of the teach-out plan and work within the plan so that you complete your qualification within the prescribed period.
If you have any question or need any assistance I ask you to contact Kim or Visha who will be able to work out a strategy for your individual circumstance. Please note that we do everything we can do to help our students so that they can complete their qualification. But please understand that we are required to work within a strict regulatory framework as such what we can do to help our students is very limited.