Student Services and Amenities Fee – 2016

The Vice-Chancellor has approved the allocation of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) funds in 2016 as recommended by SSAF Budget Advisory Committee following its consultation process with students.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) funds a wide range of student services and amenities, including advocacy and welfare services, financial counselling and assistance, clubs and societies, sport and recreational activities, discounted food and beverage, student media, student transition and retention programs, and expanded services offered by the Student Learning Centre, Health Counselling and Disability Services, and the Careers and Employer Liaison Centre.

Further information on SSAF, including the services and amenities that are permitted to be funded under Commonwealth legislation can be found at student services and amenities fee.

View the Procedures for the Development and Approval of the Student Services and Amenities Fee Budget.

The University is mindful that some Bedford Park-based services and amenities are less accessible to students studying elsewhere or fully online. Some SSAF funding is being expended to facilitate greater off-campus accessibility, and off-campus students continue to pay a significantly reduced SSAF.

View the PDF of the above graphic here  (213 KB).

2015 SSAF Survey

In August 2015, all students were invited to complete the 2015 SSAF Survey. Thank you to the 1,289 students who participated in the survey, which is approximately a 6% response rate. The results are summarised in the 2015 Student Services & Amenities Fee Survey – Report (PDF 567KB) .

The SSAF Budget Advisory Committee used the results of the student survey in preparing the 2016 Provisional SSAF Budget Allocation. The results influenced the Committee to recommend increased funding for services and programs offered by the Health, Counselling and Disability Services and the Careers and Employee Liaison Centre.

Student Consultation on the Provisional SSAF Budget Allocation

The SSAF Budget Advisory Committee would like to thank all students who provided feedback during the consultation process on the Provisional SSAF Budget Allocation for 2016. Student Consultation was open during November, allowing fourteen days for students to provide feedback and comment on the Proposed Funding Priorities for the Student Services and Amenities Fee for 2016.

In response to student feedback it was agreed to fund a project to undertake a study of the childcare needs of students and to examine possible options to address those needs.

Final SSAF Budget Allocation – 2016

View the final list of funding priorities for the expenditure of the SSAF in 2016.

Graphical summary of allocations:

SSAF Allocation 2016 - 50% FUSA / Student Engagement, 16% - Flinders One, 9% Careers & Employment Liaison Centre, 7% - Health, Counselling & Disability, 18% - Other

The Flinders University Student Association will be holding regular student forums and other consultative mechanisms during 2016 to hear further from students regarding the expenditure of SSAF funds in the future.

Chris O’Grady
Manager, Student Engagement

To view a full infographic of the SAFF spending, click here  (214 KB).