How the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is used
All Australian universities can charge students an annual fee to raise money for student services and facilities.
This fee is called a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) and it can only be used for student services which are included in the Government's list. No student will be forced to join any student organisation and SSAF cannot be used to support a political party. The site includes a comprehensive list of FAQs, detailing the purpose, benefits and restrictions applying to the way universities can use revenue generated from the fee.
Use of the fee for 2023
The University has found that the vibrancy of our campuses, range of services and activities available to students and the number of students accessing services and participating in events and activities has grown exponentially since this fee was introduced.
In late 2022 the University invited students to provide feedback on how the fee revenue should be spent in 2023. Following this consultation approved expenditure for specific programs, services and infrastructure for 2023 is listed below, with many of the services and programs to be delivered by DUSA.
|Recipient of funds
|After hours academic support
|Online success coaches - peer mentoring
|Graduate employment - career mentoring and paid short term roles
|Sport and recreation
|Disability Resource Centre
|Student health, wellbeing and support
|Mental health program and services
|Student communication and online channels
|Social and cultural engagement
|Respect and sexual harm prevention
|Safer Community service