SSAF allowable expenditure

Revenue from the Student Services and Amenities Fee may only be spent on certain types of services and amenities, including those listed below.

Examples of services on which the fee can be spent

  • Providing food or drink to students on a campus of the higher education provider
  • Supporting a sporting or other recreational activity by students
  • Supporting the administration of a club most of whose members are students
  • Caring for children of students
  • Providing legal services to students
  • Promoting the health or welfare of students
  • Helping students secure accommodation
  • Helping students obtain employment or advice on careers
  • Helping students with their financial affairs
  • Helping students obtain insurance against personal accidents
  • Supporting debating by students
  • Providing libraries and reading rooms (other than those provided for academic purposes) for students
  • Supporting an artistic activity by students
  • Supporting the production and dissemination to students of media whose content is provided by students
  • Helping students develop skills for study, by means other than undertaking courses of study in which they are enrolled
  • Advising on matters arising under the higher education provider's rules
  • Advocating students' interests in matters arising under the higher education provider's rules
  • Giving students information to help them in their orientation
  • Helping meet the specific needs of overseas students relating to their welfare, accommodation and employment.

Providing food or drink to students on a campus of the higher education provider

  • Providing subsidies for food outlets on campus.
  • Subsidising or providing barbeques during orientation week.

Supporting a sporting or other recreational activity by students

  • Subsidising social sporting competitions.
  • Building sporting facilities.
  • Providing funding to sporting organisations to purchase sporting equipment.
  • Subsidising inter-university sport.
  • Subsidising travel to inter-university sporting competitions.

Supporting the administration of a club most of whose members are students

  • Building or refurbishing rooms for use by clubs and societies.
  • Subsidising travel to inter-university competitions.
  • Providing funding to clubs and societies to allow them to purchase supplies and equipment.

Caring for children of students

  • Subsidising child care services.
  • Building a child care centre.
  • Refurbishing rooms to be used to provide child care services.
  • Providing parking facilities near the child care centre.

Providing legal services to students

  • Subsidising or providing legal services.
  • Engaging trained staff to assist students with legal issues.
  • Subsidising the rent for shopfront space on campus.

Promoting the health or welfare of students

  • Subsidising health services.
  • Subsidising dental services.
  • Providing information materials on health and welfare issues.

Helping students secure accommodation

  • Providing access to a website or electronic noticeboard where housing vacancies can be advertised.
  • Subsidising accommodation on campus.
  • Engaging staff to assist students who are seeking accommodation.

Helping students obtain employment or advice on careers

  • Engaging staff to assist students who are seeking employment or advice on careers.
  • Providing an electronic noticeboard where job vacancies can be advertised.
  • Subsidising or providing workshops on interview skills, resumes and writing job applications.
  • Subsidising the rent for shopfront space on campus.

Helping students with their financial affairs

  • Providing loans and bursaries to students experiencing financial difficulties.
  • Engaging staff to assist students with financial issues.
  • Providing electronic resources about financial management and budgeting.
  • Subsidising workshops on financial management and budgeting.
  • Providing information about financial assistance available to students.

Helping students obtain insurance against personal accidents

  • Providing electronic resources about insurance.
  • Subsidising insurance policies for students.

Supporting debating by students

  • Subsidising travel to debating competitions.
  • Subsidising Inter-university debating competitions.
  • Providing rooms or meeting spaces for debating to take place.
  • Building or refurbishing rooms for use by students.

Providing libraries and reading rooms (other than those provided for academic purposes for student

  • Providing funding for the purchase of novels and magazines.
  • Building or refurbishing rooms for use as libraries and reading rooms.
  • Providing funding for the purchase of furniture such as couches and tables and chairs.

Supporting an artistic activity by students

  • Building or refurbishing rehearsal and exhibition spaces.
  • Providing rehearsal and exhibition spaces.
  • Providing funding for the purchase of art supplies such as paint, chalk and sketch pads.
  • Subsidising creative art workshops.
  • Subsidising dance classes.

Supporting the production and dissemination to students of media whose content is provided by students

  • Building or refurbishing rooms that can be used by students who are involved in the production of student newspapers and magazines.
  • Providing funding for the purchase of supplies.
  • Providing funding for printing of student newspapers and magazines.
  • Providing funding for campus radio.

Helping students develop skills for study, by means other than undertaking courses of study in which they are enrolled

  • Subsidising essay writing classes.
  • Subsidising workshops on time management, referencing, taking notes, exam revision and argument and debate.
  • Providing access to electronic resources on time management, referencing, taking notes, exam revision and argument and debate.
  • Engaging staff to undertake individual consultations with students about issues.

Advising on matters arising under the higher education provider's rules

  • Building or refurbishing rooms that can be used as office space for officers advising on such matters.
  • Providing access to a website that contains information on the provider's policies and action that can be taken by students and the provider.
  • Subsidising or providing workshops on the provider's rules and policies.
  • Providing information materials.

Advocating students' interests in matters arising under the higher education provider's rules

  • Engaging staff as advocacy officers.
  • Building or refurbishing rooms that can be used as office space for advocacy officers.
  • Subsidising the rent for shopfront space on campus.
  • Providing funding for administrative supplies.

Giving students information to help them in their orientation

  • Providing an orientation week.
  • Providing information packs to students at orientation week.
  • Organising social events.
  • Providing a mid-year orientation program.
  • Engaging staff to assist students during orientation.
  • Providing access to a website that contains important orientation information.

Helping meet the specific needs of overseas students relating to their welfare, accommodation and employment

  • Providing access to a website that contains relevant information for before and after the students arrive in Australia.
  • Providing language and learning advisers to assist students who have English as a second language with assessment and studying.
  • Engaging staff to assist students to access employment, accommodation, health and welfare services.