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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business will send instructions to your RMIT student email account. Follow these to log in to the government’s eCAF portal. Submit your application before the census date for the classes you want the loan to cover.
You must wait 2 days after enrolling before you can submit your application.
5. Complete all your forms - don’t lose your loan!
To keep your loan, you must complete all progression forms emailed to you by the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business. They're issued in February, June and October each year.