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AVCAT is a national charity providing tertiary education scholarships and bursaries to children and grandchildren of ex-serving veterans.

Veteran Families Student Support

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs provides financial assistance to children of veterans (eligible) through the Veterans’ Children Education Scheme (VCES) and the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme (MRCAETS).  The VCES is established under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA). The MRCAETS is established under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA)


  • Under the MRCA, a tax-free lump sum payment may be available for each dependent child under 16, or between 16 and 25 if in full-time education. Gold Card (while under 16 years or between 16 and 25 if in full time education).

  • For people aged 16 and over, the Education Allowance under Veteran Children’s Education Scheme or Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 Education and Training Scheme may be available. 

For more detailed information, please visit the Department of Veterans’ Affairs links below.  DVA provides a matrix comparison of benefits for VEA, DRCA, MRCA.

Services Australia supports a group of payments for parents and carers of children who can't go to a local state school. This could be because of geographical isolation, disability or special needs.  You can see more information via the Services Australia Links below.

Veteran Study Support

The Education Entry Payment (EdEP) is a yearly payment for those who start studying and are on certain income support programs.  The Education Entry Payment is a payment designed to assist eligible persons, receiving certain payments under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA), with the costs of enrolling in a course of study to develop their skills, obtain a qualification, or to improve their employment prospects.

The PES is a fortnightly Centrelink payment, which provides assistance with ongoing study costs in respect of approved courses of study.  Centrelink will confirm whether a course of study is approved or not, when an application is made for PES for elegible DVA clients.

Services Australia in addition provides support for the following:

  • Resources, referrals and support for parents with children at school. 

  • Help and support with further study, including university and TAFE.

  • Help and support during your apprenticeship or traineeship.

  • Support while you retrain or improve your skills. Information about finding the right training and starting a new job.

For more detailed information, please visit the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and or Services Australia via the links below.  



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  • Try before you buy. MOOCs are a great way of seeing what a field of study is like, or what the teaching quality at an institution is like before you invest three years of your life studying for a degree. They also provide a realistic indication of the demands of higher education study and the amount of work that is required to complete a module or unit of a degree.

  • Learn from the best. MOOCs are taught by some of the foremost specialists in their fields. You don't need to be sitting in a lecture theatre at a prestigious university to take advantage of their teaching staff's knowledge.

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