Tax File Number (TFN)
If you are eligible for HECS-HELP and you wish to obtain a HECS-HELP loan you must provide the University with your Tax File Number (TFN) by the census date of your first enrolment.
You can do this via myEnrolment or by completing a Request for Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP form.
How do I get a TFN?
Contact the Tax Office and complete a Tax file number - application or enquiry for an individual form. TFNs cannot be allocated over the telephone, by facsimile or email.
It is important to apply early to ensure you have your TFN on or before the census date. A TFN is usually provided within 28 days of application. If you have applied for a TFN but have not received it within 10 days of the census date you should request a Certificate of application for a TFN from the Tax Office and give it to your University as proof that you have applied. A Certificate of application for a TFN can be issued at a Tax Office shopfront or by contacting the Tax Office
You have 21 days from the day the Tax Office issues you a TFN to quote it to your University.
- do not give your TFN to your University by the end of the census date; and
- have not made a full up front payment of your student contribution