The government has announced that they are ending the VET FEE HELP scheme which is a loan scheme for Vocational courses on more than 478 courses.

Where the scheme is available it will be capped to $5000, $1000 or $15000 maximum depending on the subjects. The students will be paying a gap fee out of pocket.

This also affects students already on an approved course as the funding is going to be stopped by December 2016 and any unfinished studies will have to be paid for by the student.

Ensure you talk to your education provider what your options are to avoid being caught out. If paying out of pocket is not an option students might have to drop out of the program which would have wasted all the effort and time spent over their studies.

None of the courses at Health Courses Australia are on a VET FEE HELP scheme as we believe in keeping the prices as affordable as possible while keeping the standard of the courses and service high.

So this does not affect us in anyway.

Our students pay less in the long run as most VET FEE HELP approved courses are priced at least 50% more than a normal fee for service course.

We also notice that the completion rates are exceptionally high when a student pays for the course as that is a motivational factor for them to complete their studies.

We promise we will continue to ensure that the prices are kept at a level where everyone can afford studying while providing our students with a quality course.

See below list of courses which are out of the VET FEE HELP loan scheme for your information. If you are studying any of the below courses, contact your educational institution immediately to find out how It affects you.



89 courses excluded

Out: Courses include diploma in fitness coaching, reflexology, mind body medicine, kinesiology, nutrition and dietetics for personal trainers, clinical hypnotherapy, shiatsu and oriental therapies, leadership in expressive arts and group work, community health, sound and vibration therapy, integrated somatic psychotherapy, oncology massage therapy, energy healing (stream), breastfeeding management, modern psychology, food coaching, contemporary pilates and teaching, veterinary nursing (dental), health coaching, dementia care leadership, life coaching, equine podiotherapy, Polestar pilates studio and rehabilitation method, indigenous lifestyle health promotion, specialised Bowen therapy, public safety (biosecurity response management), nutrition (non-clinical adviser), traditional Chinese medicine remedial massage, clinical aromatherapy, yoga teaching, clinical hypnotherapy, audiometry and applied health (rebirthing/breathwork therapy).

Advanced Diploma of myotherapy, ayurveda, therapeutic arts in counselling, health science (soft tissue therapy), holistic counselling and flower essence therapy, holistic classical yoga practices, Aboriginal specialist trauma counselling and medical ultrasonography.

Graduate Certificate in applied pharmacy practice, consumer and community engagement, kinesiology for language, literacy and numeracy, medical and forensic management of adult sexual assault, radiation safety, continence promotion and management, wound management, advising on chronic disease self management and asthma management.

Graduate Diploma of cosmetic nursing, dermal therapies, animal biomechanical medicine, veterinary acupuncture, oral medicine, veterinary Chinese herbal medicine, essential surgical skills, veterinary western herbal medicine, diagnostic medical ultrasound (general discipline), fixed orthodontics and aesthetic orthodontics (sequential aligner therapy).



149 courses excluded

Out: Courses include diploma in justice, ministry (Christian studies, youth work, pastoral care, pastoral counselling), dance movement therapy, explosive ordnance manufacture, practical Rabbinics, advanced Jewish studies and education for women, multicultural ministry, academic and corporate English, chaplaincy, sport coaching, defence paralegal services, recreational vehicles, court operations, government investigations, youth ministry, fraud control, humanitarian services (communicable diseases, nutrition, relief operations, water sanitation, reproductive health and HIV/AIDS), racing services (racing administration) and Talmudic studies.

Advanced diplomas in counselling and family therapy, transpersonal counselling, policing, defence public affairs, undercover operations, forensic investigation, police witness protection, police negotiation,

Graduate diplomas in relationship counselling, family dispute resolution, arts psychotherapy, positive behaviour support and ontological coaching.

Graduate certificates in community advocacy, family violence work, coding Aboriginal languages for indigenous literacy, radiation security, statutory child protection, Grof depth psychotherapy, bereavement counselling and intervention and crime scene investigation.



119 excluded


Out: Courses include diploma in leadership, visual merchandising, share trading and investment, business (public relations), conveyancing, leadership coaching and mentoring, property services (asset and facility management), golf management, payroll management, positive psychology and wellbeing, customer engagement, customs broking, purchasing, general insurance, credit management, carbon management, superannuation, insurance broking, matériel logistics, securitisation, public safety (human source management), personal care development and promotion, executive coaching for personal development, La Moda marketing and visual communications, financial markets, loss adjusting, contract management, personal trusts, venue management, hyperbaric operations, pulp and paper process management, public safety (search and rescue coordination or police dog handling), retail leadership, workplace inspection (mining, explosives, petroleum and gas), applied gemology (valuation), maintenance management, life insurance, document control, butler service management, local government (elected member), blood services (inventory and distribution of blood and blood components), unionism and industrial relations, recordkeeping, consultancy, international freight forwarding, bus and coach operations, franchising,



57 courses excluded.

Out: Courses include diploma in musical theatre, professional writing and editing, jewellery and object design, ceramics, dance (elite performance), styling (fashion, image and media), journalism, broadcast technology, screen acting, cinemagraphic makeup, circus arts, social media marketing, floristry design, creative arts in Christian ministry and fashion styling. Also qualifications in classical ballet and professional screenwriting.



26 courses excluded

Out: Courses include diploma of education, TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), education (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander), dance teaching and management, yoga teaching and facilitation. Other qualifications include those in Rudolf Steiner Education, Alexander Technique Teaching, home economics education, teaching students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), digital education and healthcare simulation.



15 excluded.

Out: Courses include those in fire systems design, stained glass and leadlighting, building design (architectural) and building and construction (management).



15 excluded

Out: Courses in intense pulsed light and laser hair reduction, hairdressing creative

leadership, agribusiness, cosmetic laser and light therapies, cosmetic dermal science, spa (management), dermal sciences and therapies, meat processing (meat retailing), funeral services management, personal concierge services, entrepreneurship for food and wine.



8 excluded

Out: Courses in liberal arts, tertiary preparation, Christian leadership coaching, life coaching, workplace and business coaching, English proficiency, tertiary transition and works skills for career advancement and management.