SSAF 2016: Expenditure

The UNE Vice-Chancellor Professor Annabelle Duncan recently approved proposed expenditure of approximately $1.8 million of student fees collected through the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

The 2016 SSAF Budget expenditure has been prepared in consultation with UNESA and was subsequently endorsed by the Student Services and Amenities Fee Committee (SSAFC).

The SSAF budget therefore has been approved for expenditure across 3 key areas (with various individual activities and programs being delivered within these categories) as follows:

  • $463,100 for Student Orientation, Representation, Advocacy and SSAF Governance
    At UNE, student support services are aligned to the student lifecycle and this SSAF allocation contributes specifically to new and returning students. This allocation includes funds for orientation in 2016, supporting UNESA, provision of advocacy services for students and SSAF Governance and program management.
  • $1,027,910 for Student Sporting and Recreational Activities
    Maintaining a healthy and active life is made easier and more affordable with support provided through SSAF. Recreational and cultural activities together with a range of supporting services and amenities are also provided across campus with this SSAF allocation.
  • $425,540 for on campus student activities, services and welfare.
    On campus activities like Uni4me social events, Well fair, Tune FM and exam breakfasts will be among the many student focused projects supported under this category. Student health services provided through the medical centre and additional student academic support programs will also be part of the range of activities provided through funds allocated in this category in 2016.

The SSAF committee’s focus is on the well-being and non-academic support of students at UNE. As such the SSAF committee regularly considered how we can continue to support the health and well-being of students. In response to the committee unanimously approved a recent application for recurrent funding to support a dedicated residential counselling position. The recruitment process for this position is now underway.

The SSAF Committee is a consultative committee using a broad strategic framework to inform financial considerations and a structured student consultation process. Expenditure is and has been assessed against Commonwealth Guidelines.

You can also download the full SSAF 2016 Annual Report (PDF, 948.1 KB).