Student Entry Procedure
MHM Australasia Pty Limited trading as the Australasian College Broadway is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code 6980) approved by the Australian government to offer VET FEE-HELP loans to eligible learners.
VET FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists eligible learners to pay their tuition fees for higher-level VET courses (at the diploma-level and above) when undertaken with approved VET FEE-HELP providers.
This means that you can study now and gain the qualification you need to get into the job or career that you want and repay your loan once you are working.
If you are an Australian citizen, New Zealand Special Category Visa (NZ SCV) holder meeting the specific requirements or permanent humanitarian visa holder, you may be eligible to access a VET FEE-HELP loan if you have not reached your FEE-HELP LIMIT and meet the tax file number (TFN) requirements. VET FEE-HELP has no age restriction.
In addition, all students wishing to apply for a Commonwealth VET FEE-HELP student loan must be assessed for academic suitability to undertake a high level VET qualification. This is a student protection measure introduced by the Commonwealth Government from 1 January 2016. In order to apply for a VET FEE-HELP student loan to cover your course fees, you must meet one of the following requirements:
- provide a copy of your senior secondary certificate of education*, that has been awarded by an Australian authority or agency when you apply to enrol.
- undertake a literacy and numeracy assessment using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) assessment. This assessment is supplied through the Australian Council of Education Research (ACER) and is completed online. You need to display competence at or above Exit Level 3 in both numeracy and literacy to meet the criteria.
The Australasian College must be confident that you complete this test independently and have the required skills. A copy of your results will be stored for five years after you enrol and may be provided to the Commonwealth if requested.
If you are not able to meet either of these requirements, you will not be eligible to apply for a Commonwealth VET FEE-HELP loan.
The loan remains a personal debt obligation until it is repaid to the Commonwealth. The loan may affect a person's after-tax wage and may affect the borrowing capacity of the person until the debt is repaid to the Commonwealth. You may wish to seek independent financial advice before applying for a VET FEE-HELP loan.
You can start repaying your HELP debt at any time via voluntary contributions but you are required to make compulsory repayments of this loan through the taxation system once your repayment income is above the compulsory repayment threshold. The compulsory repayment threshold is adjusted each year and for the 2015-16 income year is $54,126. In 2016-2017 income year this increases to $54,896.
*In NSW, you may obtain a copy of your Higher School Certificate from 1967 onwards for a cost of $42.50. Delivery is within 7-10 days, with an option for priority delivery at a higher fee. Go to the Board of Studies website for more information. http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/hsc-results/replacement-exam-results.html
What courses are available under VET FEE-HELP?
The Australasian College Broadway offers a range of courses under the VET FEE-HELP learner loan scheme. The loan scheme is available to eligible learners in paying their VET tuition fees for the following courses:
Contact the College on 02 8587 8888 for more information on specific courses.
For more information on the VET FEE-HELP learner loan scheme, visit the Study Assist web site.
KEY VET FEE-HELP INFORMATION