You may be able to claim the costs associated with educating yourself - whether you are a part-time or full-time student - if there is a direct connection between your course of study and your current job or work activities - that is, your education will maintain or improve your skills.
You can generally claim study-related items such as:
course fees (excluding HECS)
student union fees
travel expenses to and from university or TAFE
the decline in value of equipment used in study, such as a computer.
You cannot claim your education costs:
if you are studyingso you can get a new job or open up a new business opportunity
against income you received from Centrelink payments such as youth allowance or austudy.
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