From 1 January 2017, the VET Student Loans Program will be introduced, replacing the current VET FEE-HELP loan scheme which will cease on 31 December 2016. To minimise disruption to existing students, those wishing to continue their studies under the existing VET FEE-HELP arrangement need to opt-in.

The Department of Education and Training is progressively sending out emails and letters to students from December 2016.

Included in the correspondence will be instructions on how to complete an online opt-in form. If students do not let the department know they would like to continue to access VET FEE-HELP by completing their online confirmation form, then access to VET FEE-HELP will cease on 31 December 2016.

A copy of the approval to opt-in document must be provided to your Notre Dame VET Team prior to re-enrolling, so that VET FEE-HELP provisions can continue for 2017.

Please note, if you are a VET FEE-HELP student and will finish your studies in 2016, you will not be required to opt-in to VET FEE-HELP.

If you have not received notification by early January 2017, or have another enquiry specific to opting in, you will need to complete the VET FEE-HELP Opt-In enquiry form at

NOTE: Students must opt-in before returning to study i.e. before attending any classes or logging into continue a course and no later than 31 March 2017