Financial assistance

Travel subsidies

One of the benefits of studying online is that you can study anywhere. However, there are times when you might need to attend an exam, on-campus placement or workshop.

To ensure that everyone has access to study whatever their financial circumstances, we offer travel subsidies to help students meet the costs of compulsory travel. If you are receiving Centrelink benefits or are an Australian Health Care Card holder, you may be eligible for a travel subsidy.

Examinations travel subsidy

If you are required to travel 100 kilometres or more from your home address to reach your nearest OUA exam venue, you may be eligible for a $100 Examinations travel subsidy.

The Examinations Travel Subsidy awards $100 for each examination.

To apply for this travel subsidy, please complete the application form below, including a copy of your confirmed OUA Exam Services timetable, dated after the deadline to change or nominate your exam venue according to Exams key dates.

To view your Timetable, sign in to My study centre, go to My courses and units and select the Book exam link.

Please note, you will also need to include a scanned copy of a Centrelink letter confirming that you are in receipt of benefits, or a scanned copy of boths sides of your Health Care Card.

Access and Equity Examination Travel Subsidy Application Form

* Please note: Adobe Reader is required to complete the form. To save a completed form all fields (including your signature) must be filled out.

Attendance travel subsidy (undergraduate students only)

If you are required to travel more than 100km from your home address to attend an on-campus placement, practicum, workshop or seminar which is compulsory for an OUA undergraduate unit, you may be eligible for an Attendance travel subsidy, which provides a maximum of $100 per study term.

Apply by completing the Attendance travel subsidy application form below.

Please note, you will need to include a scanned copy of a Centrelink letter confirming that you are in receipt of benefits, or a scanned copy of boths sides of your Health Care Card.

Access and Equity Attendance Travel Subsidy Application Form

* Please note: Adobe Reader is required to complete the form. To save a completed form all fields (including your signature) must be filled out.

Travel subsidy eligibility

Students may also apply in cases where:

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