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ABSTUDY Policy Manual

Welcome to the ABSTUDY Policy Manual.

What does the manual cover?

The ABSTUDY Policy Manual provides information on the means-tested living allowance and other benefits to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and apprentices.

ABSTUDY is delivered by the Services Australia's Centrelink Services. For further information:

Current manual

View the ABSTUDY Policy Manual.

Previous manuals

2008 ABSTUDY Policy Manual (Archived version available on the Australian Government Web Archive)

2007 ABSTUDY Policy Manual (Archived version available on the Australian Government Web Archive)

2006 ABSTUDY Policy Manual (Archived version available on the Australian Government Web Archive)

2005 ABSTUDY Policy Manual (Archived version available on the Australian Government Web Archive)