Financial assistance for students

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

You could be eligible for financial assistance which will help you meet the costs of your education.


The Department administers more than 25 different student scholarships that award up to 220 individual scholarship awards each year.

For full details, see: Scholarships

Youth Allowance Scheme

Youth Allowance offers financial assistance if you are either studying, taking part in training or a new apprenticeship, looking for work or if you are unwell.

For further information including about eligibility and payments, see: Centrelink - Youth Allowance Scheme


If you are an Aboriginal secondary or tertiary student or a full-time new apprentice, you can receive ABSTUDY. This financial assistance includes a fortnightly living allowance as well as extra assistance to help with the costs associated with going to school.

For more information, see: Centrelink - ABSTUDY