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Centrelink

Services for Students

Centrelink offers a range of payments and services which you may be eligible for whilst studying or training.

These include:

  • Youth Allowance
  • Austudy
  • ABSTUDY
  • Pensioner Education Supplement and
  • Health Care Card

Visit the Studying or training webpage on the Centrelink website for more details.

You can now claim Youth Allowance and Austudy online, report your income and even find out when you'll be paid with Centrelink's Self Service.

There are lots of things that can affect your payments: changes to your income, a different study load or even moving in with someone. Avoid a debt by letting Centrelink know when your situation changes.

Additional information can be found on our Concessions and Exemptions page.

Financial Assistance to Study

Financial assistance may be available through Centrelink for students studying full-time and part-time. For information go to the Department of Human Services website or ask a Centrelink Customer Service Officer. For information about Youth Allowance, Austudy payment or the Pensioner Education Supplement call 13 2490; for information about ABSTUDY, call 13 2317.

Centrelink Liaison Officer gives general advice about Centrelink payment entitlements and participation requirements when you study with OTEN. The Officer can give you a confirmation of enrolment and progress reports if you need them for Centrelink or your employment provider.

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