The 7 step entry procedure
Thank you for considering one of our listed courses. A diploma level qualification or above can greatly improve your skills and knowledge, making you more valuable to employers within your chosen industry. Successful enrolment in a course takes a few steps. The 7 steps to complete your enrolment are outlined below. Remember that our friendly staff are all here to assist you throughout your enrolment, so if you get stuck wondering what you need to do next, please feel free to call us on 1800 722 287.
Step 1: Complete an application form either in hardcopy or online.
Step 2: Attend an information session with a Course Advisor at your chosen learning hubs.
Step 3: Complete a Student Profile. This profile tells us all about you and your study needs. It will be assessed by our Pre-Enrolment Team.
Step 4: Complete a Student Enrolment Agreement. This agreement will ensure that you understand everything that you need to know about the course that you are applying to study.
Step 5: Our Pre-Enrolment Team will review your pre-enrolment profile. This may include verification of prior learning, and / or undertaking an Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment. The assessment tools that we use/accept to assess your literacy and assessment are:
- Core Skills Profile for Adults (ACER)
- Basic Key Skills Builder (bksb)(Australian Edition)
- Sero Institute LLN Assessment Tool Version 3
- Skills Warm-up April 2016 v 1.0
If you are successful, a Student Services Officer will review your documentation and if all in order you will be enrolled and sent all of the information you need to know to begin your learning journey.
Step 6: You will be invited to attend an orientation workshop that will kick-start your studies and prepare you for success in your chosen course.
Step 7: Depending on your chosen payment option we may require further documentation. A Course Advisor will discuss this with you at Step 2.
VET Student Loans
VET Student Loans assists eligible students enrolled in higher level VET courses to pay their tuition fees. VET Student Loans assists eligible students to pay for all or part of their VET tuition fees when studying one or more of the following accredited VET courses of study at a VET provider:
- advanced diploma;
- graduate certificate; and
- graduate diploma.
In a nut shell, the VET Student Loan scheme, requires you to:
Be eligible for the loan
You must meet the eligibility criteria to be eligible for a loan. You will need to supply information to Art Intelligence to meet the eligibility requirements. To be eligible you must:
- be an eligible student – see criteria below
- be studying with an approved provider
- be studying an approved course
- apply to the Government using an approved form
- confirm your engaging and progression to continue
You must meet ALL of these criteria – further detailed below.
- You are:
- an Australian citizen, or
- a New Zealand Special Category Visa (SCV) holder who meets the long-term residency requirements, or
- a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
- You have not exceeded the FEE-HELP limit.
- You are enrolled with an approved course provider in an approved course and have enrolled in accordance with the application requirements.
- You are studying the approved course primarily at a campus in Australia.
- Your course meets the course requirements, if it:
- is specified on the VET Student Loans (courses and loan caps) determination (the courses and loan caps determination); and
- delivered by an approved course provider; and
- is a qualification of diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate or graduate diploma in the Australian Qualifications Framework.
- You have been assessed by your approved course provider as academically suited to undertake the approved course by either:
- providing your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
- providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English); OR
- displaying competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test.
- In addition, your approved provider must reasonably believe you show competence in completing the course.
- You meet the Tax File Number (TFN) requirements.
- You have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) or are otherwise exempt.
- You have read the 2017 VET Student Loans information booklet.
- You have given the required documents to Art Intelligence and submitted the loan application form by the first census day no less than two business days after enrolling.
Repay the loan
As it becomes part of your HELP debt and must be paid back when your repayment income is above the compulsory repayment threshold. The compulsory repayment threshold is adjusted each year. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2015-2016 income year is $54,126 and the compulsory repayment threshold for the 2016-2017 income year is $54,869. Repayments are made through the ATO, you can make voluntary repayments to reduce your loan debt at any time and for any amount. Making a voluntary payment will reduce your debt immediately and can attract a bonus. If you make a voluntary repayment of $500 or more, you will receive a bonus of 5% of the payment you make.
Understand the fees and charges
No application fees are charged for requesting VET Student Loans scheme.
- A 20% loan fee applies to full fee-paying students receiving VET Student Loans assistance. The loan fee is included in your VET Student Loans debt and will not decrease your loan limit. Students in a Reform State or Territory will not incur a loan fee. Victoria is the only Reform State or Territory for the purposes of VET Student Loans.
- No interest is charged to your VET Student Loans debt, however, your debt is indexed annually by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to maintain its real value. If you do not have a Tax File Number (TFN) you can request one from the Australian Taxation Office.
Show continued commitment to study
From 1 July 2017, you will be required to indicate (in a dedicated system) your continued engagement in your course of study. Ongoing access to VET Student Loans is dependent upon you confirming that you are still engaged and progressing through your course.
Know when you incur the fees
Will incur your liability to pay tuition fees on the census day. If you do not wish to incur a liability for that part of the course you must withdraw before the census day, in writing in line with Art Intelligence withdrawal procedure.
Be aware of all costs associated with the course
May not be sufficient to cover all the tuition fees for the course. Art Intelligence must send you notice of the amount of your course tuition fees covered by the loan and any gap fees required to be paid by you. The information must be sent to you by the first census date for your course. Information on covered fees (fees covered by VET Student Loans), any additional fees including whether a loan fee is payable, and other information including how to withdraw before the census day without incurring fees, will be provided to you in a VET Student Loan fee notice issued 14 days prior to the census day.
Be aware of the loan limits
The VET Student Loans limit for 2017 is $100,879 for most students.
If you have any other questions, please contact us on 1800 862 732.
You can also find out more information about VET Student Loan via the following links:
Visit the Study Assist website
Department of Education and Training:
VSL Information for Students PDF
VET Student Loans information booklet 2017