The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

1.1.L.30 Late starting course (YA, Austudy, PES)


For the purposes of YA, Austudy, and PES, a late starting course is a full-time course of education that:

  • lasts more than 30 weeks, including vacations, AND
  • starts
    • on or after 1 April but before 1 July, or
    • after 31 July.

Act reference: SSAct section 23(10D)-'late starting course'

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