Want to apply for a VET Student Loan? Make sure you’re eligible, and that you're enrolling in an eligible program.
Not eligible? Go to Step 4. Complete My Checklist.
If you're eligible, you'll now be prompted in Enrolment Online to indicate if you want a VET Student Loan.
1. Indicate if you want a VET Student Loan
If you don't want a loan, indicate 'No, I am not interested in a VET Student Loan at this time'. Continue to Step 4. Complete My Checklist.
If you do want a loan, indicate 'Yes'. You’ll then be asked to provide your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) consent.
2. Read the government's VET Student Loan information
You must read the government's VET Student Loan information before applying for a VET Student Loan to understand your student obligations and responsibilities.
If you’re under 18 at the time of enrolling and want to take out a VET Student Loan, you need to complete and email the VET Student Loans Parental Consent Form to email@example.com before you can apply.
3. Have your Tax File Number (TFN) ready
Enter your TFN or upload a copy of your Certificate of application.
Unless your TFN successfully validates with the Australian taxation office, your VET Student Loan will NOT be approved and your tuition fees will need to be paid in full to RMIT by the due date.
4. Submit your VET Student Loan Application in the eCAF portal
Once you've met all government requirements, including enrolment, the Department of Education and Training will send an email to your RMIT student email account with the information you need to log in and submit your application. This will include a link to the government’s eCAF (electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form) portal.
Your application must be submitted in the eCAF portal before your census date. You must wait 2 days after enrolling before you can submit your application.
5. Complete all your forms - don’t lose your loan!
The Department of Education and Training will email you three VET Student Loan progression forms in each year of your program. Make a note to complete all progression forms - if you miss one, you risk losing your loan.