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Fee help

Eligible students can avail of a government loan scheme to help them pay their tuition fees.

FEE-HELP Government loan scheme

This Australian Government scheme assists eligible students to pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree programs at SIBT. Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders* are eligible to apply for FEE-HELP.

Students will be required to repay this loan through the taxation system once their income is above the minimum repayment threshold. There is an additional fee of 25% on loans.

*Applies to visa subclasses: 200-217, 803, 807, 809, 810, 817, 851 (CD), 866.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for FEE-HELP must have a Tax File Number (TFN) and Unique Student Identifier (USI).


If you do not have a TFN, you can apply for one online or visit their local post office. Similarly if you do not have USI, you can apply online and get it immediately at: You must provide proof of your TFN and USI number if you want to apply for Fee-Help.


If you already have an application number, you can simply send the TFN and USI to the Admissions team who will assist with in applying for your Fee-Help. .


To guarantee a place at SIBT, you will have to complete the online eCAF  form prior to session commencement. Once we have received your TFN and USI, we will create your profile in eCAF which will then send you an e-mail with a unique link to complete your profile. If you don’t have both or either one of them and its close to Orientation, contact us and we will assist you accordingly. 


Please note that you must complete the registration as soon as possible, and no later than the start of Orientation.


For more information about FEE-HELP, visit the Study Assist website.