You can apply for a student loan to cover your course fees, course-related costs as well as some living costs – it’s up to you how much you borrow to cover these things, and it’s important to understand your responsibilities. It all has to be paid back once you start working, so try to borrow only what you need.
Once you start work and are earning over $367 before tax per week, you’ll be paying this back. If you leave to go overseas, you’ll also have to continue to make payments.
You can find out if you qualify for a student loan through Studylink.