In October 2011 the Australian Parliament passed legislation to allow universities and other higher education providers to charge a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The SSAF was introduced in 2012 and has enabled the University to increase the funds available to provide a wide range of student services and amenities. Since 2012 the University has run a number of consultations with students to better inform how the SSAF is allocated.
2015 SSAF Review and Outcomes
The allocation of SSAF funds was again reviewed in 2015, including a student consultation period where students were able to have their say on where they would like the SSAF money allocated in the future. One of the results of the review was a recommendation for the creation of a SSAF Consultative Group. The Group was established in 2016 and meets quarterly and consists of representatives from UMSU, GSA, MUSport, Academic Services and Chancellery. Informed by the 2015 review, the SSAF Consultative Group developed the Vision and Principles of SSAF Funding, the current SSAF Financial Distribution model and the SSAF Grant Program.
Results of the 2015 survey can be found below
All students can apply for a SSAF Grant
SSAF funds are available to support student-focussed initatives and projects that contribute to meeting the needs of our diverse student population through our SSAF Grant Program