Eligibility for HECS-HELP

You are eligible for HECS-HELP if you:

  • are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student; and
  • meet the citizenship and residency requirements. That is, you must be:
    • an Australian citizen living in Australia for part of your program, or
    • the holder of a permanent humanitarian visa who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your program, or
    • A New Zealand Special Category Visa (NZ SCV) holder who meets the long-term residency requirements, and who will be living in Australia for part of your program. See studyassist.gov.au for more information.

You must also:

  • complete your online Commonwealth Assistance Form (CAF) for the program on or before the census date through myEnrolment


Please see studyassist.gov.au for more information.

Please note: We are required by the Australian Government to cancel enrolments of any student who fails to comply with the above by Census Date.

If you are not eligible for HECS-HELP please refer to the Information for Permanent Residents and New Zealand citizens.