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Fee help for courses

Investing in your education is vital to your career success. CoursesNow, through our providers, are able to offer a number of financial options to enable you to study.

You may be eligible to receive help towards your tuition fees via Government offers and initiatives. The type of help you may receive is dependent on on a range of aspects such as your previous education, your employment status, your age and the course you would like to study.

You may also be interested in the option of accessing interest-free finance through our lending provider.

Listed below is a summary of the types of help available. Call our career advisers on 1300 302 591 or send an enquiry to discuss your fee help needs.

Interest-free finance with Once Credit

CoursesNow now provides finance options via Once Credit for your course fees.

When you discuss your course with a CoursesNow adviser, ask about this finance option.


VET FEE HELP is offered for vocational courses from approved institutions.

See our VET FEE-HELP page for further information.

Higher Education Loan Program

The Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), formerly the Higher Education Contribution Scheme or HECS, allows students to apply for government assistance when they undertake university studies. Students are able to access HELP up to a lifetime limit as set by the government, and repay the loan when they earn over an indexed threshold.

Other Funding Options to Help WithYour Education

Federal Government Funding

The objective of the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program is to develop a more
skilled Australian workforce that delivers long-term benefits for our nation and our
international competitiveness. This is achieved by encouraging employers to open up genuine
opportunities for skills-based training of their employees, through provision by the Australian
Government of financial incentives to employers who employ and train an Australian
Apprentice (apprentice or trainee).

Youth Allowance

If you are between the ages of 16 and 20, you may be eligible to receive Youth Allowance as income and for study support. If you are between the ages of 20 and 24, you may be eligible for receiving Youth Allowance towards your studies or if you are undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship.


Full-time secondary education courses, diplomas, TAFE courses, graduate courses, undergraduate courses, and some masters courses are approved for Austudy.


You may be eligible for Abstudy if you are of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and you are accepted as such in the community you live or have lived in.

Free Independent Advice

As we represent a wide range of training providers, we are able to give un-biased advice to help you.