Previous studies and your Student Learning Entitlement (SLE)
Will my previous studies affect my Student Learning Entitlement (SLE)?
Answer ID 140 | Last updated on 02/11/2022 04.07 PM
There have been a number of iterations of the Student Learning Entitlement (SLE) introduced or abolished by various governments.
Abolishment of SLE from 2012
The introduction of the demand driven system from 1 January 2012 abolished the then-existing student learning entitlement (SLE). From 1 January 2012, eligibility for Commonwealth Supported Places no longer depended on a student having sufficient SLE to cover their study.
Introduction of SLE from 1 January 2022
On 1 January 2022 the government introduced a new SLE, which gives students 7 years of full-time subsidised study in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). Your SLE will not reduce for any study undertaken before 1 January 2022, only units of study with a census date after 1 January 2022 will count towards your SLE amount.
Refer to the Study Assist website for further information.