Community Programs

2.5 Post-Secondary Education – University (degree and above)

Up to $11,000 per financial year.

A dependent child or IBN member who is enrolled in an accredited qualification at undergraduate degree level or above and delivered by an Australian University or College within Australia.

  • HECS/course fees per unit of study, up to 50% paid upfront on enrolment and the balance paid
    on unit completion (within the annual cap).
  • Study expenses – including computers and supplies, books, uniforms, child care fees, etc.
  • Tools and equipment.
  • For full-time courses of over 6 months in duration:
  • Accommodation allowance of up to $5,500 per financial year (conditions apply).
  • Travel support (conditions apply).
Items NOT available
  • Fees for non-accredited short courses, professional registration and trade licences.
    These expenses are available under Program 6.1 Employment and Skills Training.
  • Historical course fee debts.
  • Daily food and fuel expenses.
  • Rental bonds.
  • ABSTUDY is NOT a condition of this program but eligible students are encouraged to apply. IBN will assist with your application.
  • Accommodation support – for full-time courses of more than 6 months duration. Only available for
    student residential boarding and private rent through an agent.
  • Travel support – for full-time courses of more than 6 months duration. Eligible students must access
    State government Student Travel subsidies or ABSTUDY Fares Allowance where available.
  • Multi-year funding may be subject to satisfactory attendance and academic progress.
  • Student withdrawal – IBN will seek a refund of HECS/course fees already paid to the University.
Supporting documents
  • Program application form
  • Proof of enrolment
  • Supplier invoices or quotes showing payment details
  • Accommodation – Invoice from the student residential boarding facility or rental agent
  • Student Travel subsidy (DoT) or ABSTUDY Fares Allowance form
  • Academic progress report (for multi-year requests).
Application Processing Time

Up to 10 working days once all the documents have been received by IBN.


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