New Zealand students on a Special Category Visa (or former SCV holders)
If you're a New Zealand citizen on a Special Category Visa (SCV), or a Permanent Resident (who was formally an eligible NZ SCV holder) studying in Australia, you may be eligible for a HELP loan or VET Student Loan if you meet the long-term residency requirements. For details on these requirements, please visit the Non-Australian citizens page.
To assess your eligibility, RMIT requires a copy of your International Movement Record. You can request a copy of this document by visiting the Department of Home Affairs website. We recommend applying for this document immediately after enrolment to allow the department time to process the request, and RMIT to assess your eligibility before your first census date.
RMIT may also accept other documents which prove you meet the long-term residency requirements. This includes, but isn't limited to, the following:
- Australian academic transcripts (including VET transcripts).
- School reports or certificates.
- Australian student ID card.
Students who choose to supply documents from the above list must supply one document per calendar year, with 8 documents supplied in total from the previous 10-year period.
Please submit your documents via Student Connect at least 5 business days before your first census date for assessment of your eligibility and resubmission of your updated eCAF if deemed eligible.