The VET Student Loans scheme: is it a good model for a student loan scheme?

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Author: Warburton, Mark


This paper examines some aspects of the policy and implementation of the new [vocational education and training] VET Student Loans scheme. The VET Student Loans scheme was rushed though the [Australian] Parliament on a wave of public outrage about the rorting of VET FEE-HELP. The old scheme was voted out with little understanding of what the new one might bring in. The scheme's fundamental purpose is to provide a benefit to students. It seeks to make access to vocational education and training (VET) affordable by helping students to pay their tuition fees. In doing so, it contributes to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Finance; Governance; Vocational education and training; Policy; Equity; Research

Keywords: Fees; Financial aid; Training cost; Education and training system; Access to education and training; Policy analysis; Critical analysis

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Carlton, Victoria: LH Martin Institute, 2017

Physical description: 29 p.

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Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 127.452

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