Impact on NZ SCV status when gaining Permanent Residency

Would an eligible New Zealand Citizen SCV holder lose their eligibility if they become a Australian Permanent Resident?
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has confirmed that NZ citizens SCV holders who gain Permanent Residency (PR) would lose their SCV status. The number of affected people is expected to be very small.

Note: as a holder of a PR visa you are generally on a pathway to Australian Citizenship. As soon as you gain Australian Citizenship you are eligible to access the HELP loan schemes.

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