I did some tertiary study while I was still at school. Does this count as prior study or training?

Prior to 1 January 2019, any tertiary education you undertook while concurrently enrolled in school won’t count as prior study or training.

If you have undertaken tertiary courses as part of your school learning programme, or secondary-tertiary programme on or after 1 January 2019, your tertiary courses won’t count as prior study or training.

However, if you do tertiary courses separate to your school learning programme after 1 January 2019, you will start using your Fees Free entitlement as a part-time tertiary student.

If you have questions about your eligibility, including prior study or training, please contact us at [email protected] or 0800 601 301.

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