Student Payments

AAMS College is pleased to announce that we have received approval from the Department of Human Services to allow students who qualify to be able to receive Youth Allowance, Austudy, ABStudy, and the Pensioner Education Supplement. For more information qualifying and course information, see our Approved Courses Information flyer.

Youth Allowance
Youth Allowance provides financial help for people aged 16 to 24 years who are studying full time, undertaking a full time Australian Apprenticeship, training, looking for work or sick.

Eligibility Criteria:
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Be an Australian citizen
– 16 to 21 years of age and looking for full time work or undertaking approved activities; or
– 18 to 24 years of age and studying full time; or
– 16 or 17 years of age and have completed year 12 or equivalent, or undertaking full time secondary study and need to live away from home in order to study, or are considered independent for Youth Allowance; or
– 16 to 24 years of age and undertaking a full time Australian Apprenticeship

For more information about Youth Allowance, click here.


Austudy
Austudy provides financial help to full-time students and Australian Apprentices aged 25 years or more.

Eligibility Criteria:
– Be an Australian Resident
– Aged 25 years or more, and
– Studying full-time in an approved course at an approved educational institution; or
– Undertaking a full-time Australian Apprenticeship or traineeship

For more information about Austudy, click here.


ABSTUDY
ABSTUDY helps with costs for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians who are studying or undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship.

Eligibility Criteria:
– Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian descent
– Identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian
– Be accepted as such by the community in which you live or have lived
– Be an Australian citizen and normally live in Australia, and
– Be covered under 1 of the 7 ABSTUDY Awards – ABSTUDY Awards describe eligibility for the different payments and allowances available under ABSTUDY

For more information about ABSTUDY, click here.


Pensioner Education Supplement
The Pensioner Education Supplement helps students with the ongoing costs of full-time or part-time study in a secondary or tertiary course, who already are receiving an approved pension or payment.

Eligibility Requirements:
– Be an Australian resident
– Studying in a secondary or tertiary course
– Already recieving a pension or payment
– Studying full-time in an approved course, undertaking approved activities, or in some circumstances, part-time

For more information about the Pensioner Education Supplement, click here.