VET Student Loans

Streamline and automate VET FEE administration

The Bluegem – VET Student Loans Edition is designed for training and education providers offering VET-FEE Help, now called VET Student Loans for Higher Education and reporting via HEPCAT. We are dedicated to bringing you convenient solutions that cater to your unique needs. Contact us today to find out more about customized vet fee help administration.

This edition includes either the Bluegem Private or Public edition as the base product and our suite of VET Student Loan Add-Ons.  So, what we’re describing here are the unique features that make up The VET Student Loans Edition which boasts a host of beneficial features that are available in either the Private or Public editions. Click to find more information about the private edition and the public edition.

What are VET Student Loans?

VET Student Loans for Higher Education is a Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay their tuition fees for higher-level vocational education and training (VET) courses (at the diploma-level and above). These courses must be provided by recognised providers. Eligible students can apply for a loan to pay for their fees; they can apply for any amount up to the capped amount supplied by the Commonwealth Government’s VET Student Loans scheme.

VET Student Loans began on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE‑HELP scheme.

International and domestic students

Many colleges offer courses to both international and domestic students, so if you’re also a Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, you will need to comply with the ESOS National Code 2007. If this applies to you, we offer the same solution but also include the CRICOS suite of add-ons.

Our team is dedicated to ensuring a hassle-free experience for your institution. For further Vet Student Loan (Vet Free Help) provider guidelines and assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

VET Student Loan functions under the microscope

This edition streamlines the processes associated with offering, managing and reporting VET-FEE Help and VET Student Loan enrolments. The reporting requirements are outlined on the HEIMS website which publishes a calendar detailing what reports are required, and when. Out-of-the-box, (Registered Training Organisations) RTOs report via HEPCAT. To facilitate Vet Student Loan (Vet Free Help) reporting, each VET Student Loan provider is given a HEPCAT login account. What’s more, HEPCAT also provide a web service which can conveniently automate reporting. We’re committed to helping you provide your students with a better experience. To streamline and automate your reporting requirements, we extend the opportunity to authorise us to connect you via the HEPCAT web service. We’ve broken the suite down to key modules listed below:

  • Document and template libraries – Letter of offer, enrolment forms, policies and procedures
  • Attendance monitoring and reporting
  • Academic (course) progress monitoring and reporting
  • Intervention planning and management
  • Dynamic study plans and timetables
  • Automated billing, payment schedules and financial reporting for tuition and non-tuition items
  • Agent portal and commission statements
  • Easy-to-use portals for learners, agents and parents / guardians
  • Offer face-to-face, online, virtual classroom and blended – all included – no extras!
  • Provide online pre-enrolment, online payment and discount options
  • Import up-to-date training scope directly via the TGA web service
  • Set up non-accredited training and programs
  • AVETMISS 7 and USI Compliance and reporting
  • Conformance to Standards for RTOs (SRTO 2015)
  • All the functionality inherited from either the Private or Public editions

Please feel free to browse the Features and Benefits designed to make your business more efficient.

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