Approved institutions and courses for student payments
Approved education institutions and courses for the purposes of eligibility for student payments are listed in the Student Assistance (Education Institutions and Courses) Determination 2009 (No. 2) on Federal Register of Legislation.
Masters by coursework approval for student payments
Each year, the Department of Social Services conducts an assessment process where higher education providers may submit their professionally oriented Masters by coursework programs for assessment against the criteria set out in the Guidelines for the approval of Masters courses for student payments (the Guidelines).
Masters by coursework programs may be approved where the course is the minimum educational requirement, the fastest pathway or the only pathway to gain an entry-level qualification for a profession. Courses that do not meet one of these criteria cannot be approved for student payments.
The Department of Social Services assesses applications in accordance with the Guidelines and eligible Masters courses are submitted to the Minister for Social Services for consideration and potential approval.
Higher education providers are responsible for submitting Masters by coursework programs for assessment. Students are unable to submit courses for assessment.
Students who have queries about Masters courses should contact their higher education provider, and should contact the Department of Human Services on 13 2490 for further information or queries about student payments.
Applications for the 2017 assessment round have now closed. Late applications will not be accepted.
Applications for the 2017 assessment round should be emailed to the Department of Social Services at firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 January 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.
- Guidelines for the approval of Masters courses for student payments (January 2017)
- Masters by Coursework Change of name/course code form. Higher Education Providers should complete and submit a Masters by Coursework Change of name/course code form, to advise if changes have occurred for an approved course’s name or code.
- Request for Masters course removal form. Higher Education Providers should complete and submit a Request for Masters course removal form, to advise if a course is discontinued and should be removed from the Determination. It is important that discontinued courses are not removed from the Determination until all remaining students have completed the course.