Student loans & funding

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Education Centre (ANMEC) want to ensure our courses are available to as many people as possible. Below are the funding options available to students studying at ANMEC.

VET Student Loans

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Education Centre (ANMEC) is an approved VET Student Loans provider from 1st January 2018.

What is VET Student Loans?

The VET Student Loans program is an Australian Government loan program that helps eligible students enrolled in approved courses at ANMEC pay their tuition fees. If you are an eligible student, the Department of Education and Training may approve your VET Student Loan for an approved course. The department will pay your loan directly to ANMEC. You will be responsible for any gap amount in the tuition fees, which are not covered by the loan. You will owe a debt to the Australian Government for the loan, which will be managed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

Eligibility for VET Student Loans

You may be eligible for the VET Student Loan program if you:

  • are an Australian citizen OR a Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder residing in Australia for the course duration OR a New Zealand citizen who holds a Special Category Visa (SCV) meeting the long-term residency requirements
  • study in an approved VET Student Loans course
  • have not exceeded your FEE-HELP balance. Please visit study assist for more information
  • meet course suitability requirements
  • must have a Tax File Number (TFN)

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Education Centre (ANMEC) will undertake suitability checks for all applicants for all approved courses. If the student meets ANMECs suitability checks, you will also be required to:

  • provide a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SACE) that has been awarded by an Australian authority or agency; OR
  • provide a copy of a successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Certificate IV or Higher Qualification (where the language of instruction is English); OR
  • displaying competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both Reading and Numeracy through CSPA approved Language Literacy and Numeracy (LNN) testing tool
If you cannot meet any of these requirements, you will not be eligible to apply for VET Student Loans. Please read the VET Student Loans Handbook for more information.
Loan Application Form (eCAF)

If you have met the VET Student Loans requirements, ANMEC will advise the Department of Education and Training of your enrolment. The Department will provide you login details to access their system to apply the loan and complete eCAF loan form. You will need to provide the email confirmation and form to ANMEC at [email protected] for processing.

Ensuring that you have submitted your eCAF documentation to ANMEC for processing prior to course commencement and/or first census date is the student’s responsibility. Failure to submit your eCAF will result in your loan not being activated and your tuition fees not being covered by VET Student Loans.

Loan Caps

Eligible students will be entitled for loans up to a capped amount. Students will need to contribute the gap if the total course fee exceeds the loan cap for a course. Loan caps for specific courses are detailed on the specific course page.

Loan Fees

Non State Government subsidised students will be charged a 20% loan fee. The loan fee is added to the student loan, but is not included within the student’s lifetime FEE-HELP limit.

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees are provided on each course. Student will be provided with fee advice during the application process and will be provided with fee and census date information specific to their application into the relevant qualification.

Current approved course list under VET Student Loans 

More information about VET Student Loans approved courses can be found on the Department of Education Website HERE.

For more information about what approved courses ANMEC can offer under VET Student Loans please look at the specific courses as listed below.

Course Code   Course Name   Tuition Fees   VSL Cap   More Information 
 HLT54115  Diploma of Nursing   $20,700  $16,077  Click here


Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) 

You will be sent a Fee Notice 14 days before each census day, indicating your fees and census dates. Your debt is incurred the day after your census day and you will be issued with a Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) within 28 days of the census date via email indicating the debt incurred. The CAN will include details of the units of study covered by VET Student Loan.

If you believe that the information in your CAN is incorrect, you must, within 14 days of the CAN issue, submit a CAN review request by emailing [email protected]. You should include evidence showing why you think your CAN is incorrect.

If upon review it is determined that the original CAN was incorrect, your CAN will be corrected and re-issued.

Withdrawal from Course 

If you are an eligible student studying a Diploma or above qualification and withdraw before the first census date you will receive a refund of any tuition fees (except any non-refundable up-front payments) you have paid and will not incur a VET Student Loan debt.

If you are an eligible student studying a Diploma or above qualification and withdraw after the census date you will incur a debt for the census dates you have already passed, unless the debt is remitted under special circumstances. If special circumstances apply, you will need to apply for a refund/recredit. Please refer to our policies page for further information.

Statement of Tuition Assurance 

ANMEC’s Statement of Tuition Assurance can be found here. If you have any questions regarding Tuition Assurance please contact the ANMEC Team by emailing [email protected].

Further Information 

For further information on VET Student Loans please visit

What is the census date?

The census date is the last date which students can withdraw from a Unit of Study without incurring a debt for that unit of study. A student’s Unit of Study census date is calculated as their nominated start date plus 20% of the course duration. For more information on Census Dates for ANMEC’s courses please see below.

VSL 2020


 Course   Intake Date   Fee schedule & Census Dates 
 EN2001 Diploma of Nursing    March 2020  Click here  
 EN2002 Diploma of Nursing   May 2020  Click here  
 EN2003 Diploma of Nursing   September 2020 
 Click here  
 EN2004 Diploma of Nursing   October 2020    Click here   

VSL 2021


 Course  Intake Date   Fee schedule & Census Dates 
 EN2101 Diploma of Nursing  March 2021  Click here  
 EN2102 Diploma of Nursing  May 2021  Click here  
 EN2103 Diploma of Nursing  July 2021  Click here   
 EN2104 Diploma of Nursing  October 2021    Click here   




Subsidised Training

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Education Centre (ANMEC) is an approved Subsidised Training Provider.

Subsidised Training is a South Australian State Government initiative which will offer eligible students subsidised training in the following courses offered by ANMEC. 

  • HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing
  • CHC33015 – Certificate III Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)
  • HLT37015 – Certificate III in Sterilisation Services
  • HLT47015 – Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services (delivered under traineeship program arrangements)

Please visit to check your eligibility to access Subsidised Training.
Please note that access to the above courses is subject to availability of Subsidised Training places and is not guaranteed.


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