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.

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