Search
Insight

Support for regional and remote students with Tertiary Access Payment

The Australian Government is offering payments of upto $5,000 for school-leavers from regional and remote areas who are relocating to pursue tertiary study.
Group of Students and Lecturer at Audio Desk

It’s all part of the Tertiary Access Payment (TAP), which has been created to support school leavers from outer regional or remote areas to enrol in full-time, higher-level tertiary education. 

SAE Creative Media Institute is a fully accredited higher education provider, so this payment makes it easier than ever for regional and remote students to pursue their creative passions and kick-start their careers in the creative industries.

How do I know if I’m eligible for a Tertiary Access Payment?

If you’re not sure if you’re eligible, you can check out the Student Regional Area Search service, which will check your address and whether you’re from a regional area. You’ll also need to meet the TAP eligibility criteria, which are listed here.

What can the TAP money be used for?

There are no restrictions on what your TAP can be used for – students can spend the payment as they wish, however they must be used to cover costs associated with study like rent or bond for accommodation, groceries, or other study needs.

Where can I find out more about the Tertiary Access Payment?

You can learn more on the Australian Government’s dedicated StudyAssist website.

I’d like to talk to someone about studying at SAE

Talk to our friendly team and they can assist you with any questions you have about our courses and what it’s like to be a student studying at SAE.

Request a Callback now

Back of someone wearing SAE crew tshirt

Why not visit an SAE campus near you?

SAE boasts world-class facilities and collaborative spaces geared towards the creative media industries, as well as flexible remote learning options. See for yourself and book a campus tour today!

Read the latest Insights

SAE lecturer Tim Kitevski
We chat with animator and SAE lecturer Tim Kitevski
Tim Kitevski is a passionate animator who leads the department at SAE Perth. We...
Read More
Service and sounds with SAE lecturer David Turner
David Turner is a music producer, lecturer and leads the Music program at SAE....
Read More
SAE Beach Hotel partnership
SAE and ‘The Beachy’ team up to nurture the next gen of audio engineers
SAE and The Beach Hotel, Byron Bay have joined forces to support up-and-coming...
Read more
SAE lecturer Toby Wren
New possibilities in music with senior lecturer Toby Wren
Toby Wren is a musician and senior SAE lecturer with a Doctor of Philosophy. He...
Read More
Women film
SAE grads create WA’s only women in film festival
Five SAE film graduates have founded WA's only women in film festival. SWAN -...
Read More
SAE student plays Stereosonic
Brisbane audio student Tim Preston played Stereosonic
Looking back at student accolades, SAE alumni Tim Preston scored a gig playing...
Read More
How can we help you?
ENQUIRE
NOW
Learn more about our courses, ask a question or request more information.
APPLY
NOW
Take the first step in launching your creative career with confidence
BOOK A
TOUR
SAE is excited to now offer our campus tours in person or online!

Book a Tour

SAE boasts world-class facilities and collaborative spaces geared towards the creative media industries, as well as flexible remote learning options.

Why not check SAE out for yourself and book a campus tour? When you book a campus tour, you are given an opportunity to speak to an SAE Course Advisor, who can address your needs and help answer your questions.
Choose Your Country
Choose Your Language