TERTIARY ACCESS PAYMENT
- An inner regional, outer regional or remote student
- Relocating at least 90 minutes from the family home by public transport to commence a full-time higher-level tertiary education (Certificate IV or above)
- Commencing study directly after finishing year 12 or equivalent with no gap year.
The Tertiary Access Payment is a one-off, means tested (combined parental income under $250,000) payment for inner regional, outer regional, remote or very remote students commencing tertiary study in Semester 1 or Semester 2 in the year following year 12.
A payment of $3000 or up to $5000, is available to assist with the cost of relocation – start-up expenses, cost of living, direct costs of education or training and the cost of travelling home in semester breaks.
TAP can be paid in addition to Youth Allowance/ABSTUDY, the Relocation Scholarship and the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships.
Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
If eligible, you can claim the Tertiary Access Payment from 1 January in your first year of tertiary study.
Applications are made through Services Australia - full details are available here.