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Tertiary Access Payment

Grant Closes: Ongoing Value: Up to $5,000 Run By: Services Australia Further Information: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/tertiary-access-payment

The Tertiary Access Payment (TAP) is a one off payment of up to $5,000. It’s to help eligible students with the cost of moving to study. This is for study after you’ve finished year 12 or equivalent.

To get the payment you need to meet some rules. These include:

  • moving from a regional or remote area for tertiary study
  • starting tertiary study in the year after finishing year 12 or equivalent.

You can claim this payment in your first year of tertiary study only.

To get this payment you must also be all of the following:

  • an Australian resident meeting residence rules
  • from an inner regional, outer regional, remote or very remote area
  • moving to study at a tertiary education provider that’s at least 90 minutes away from your family home by public transport
  • have completed year 12 or equivalent
  • studying a tertiary course at certificate IV or above in the year after year 12 with no gap year
  • 22 or younger on the day you start your tertiary course
  • have parents or guardians whose income is under the current combined parental income limit of $250,000.

You must also meet all of the study rules. You meet the rules for qualifying study if you do both of the following:

  • study a certificate IV or above at an accredited Australian tertiary education provider
  • study at least 75% of a full-time study load
  • study a course with a minimum duration of one academic year.
Last Updated: 25th of January 2023
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