Student Services and Amenities Fee
The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is a compulsory fee charged by universities and other higher education providers to fund and improve services and amenities of a non-academic nature. Find out more about SSAF.
CQUniversity introduced a compulsory SSAF from Term 1, 2012, and has sought feedback from students each year regarding their preferences for funding allocation. In keeping with this consultation process, students are also welcome to speak with their Student Representative Council (SRC) member should they wish to provide feedback.
The University is committed to consultation with our students. Student Representative Council (SRC) members are routinely consulted regarding SSAF expenditure. Meeting dates and documentation for the SRC can be found here. A survey is also conducted each year, with the details provided to both the SRC and University management.
According to our survey data, top priorities for 2017 are:
- Libraries, reading rooms and group work spaces;
- Employment services and advice on careers;
- Study skill development;
- Financial advice and assistance;
- Advice on policies, procedures and rules;
- Orientation to student life;
- Advocacy in matters arising from policies, procedures and rules;
- Food and drink on campus
- Health and welfare services; and
- Support for artistic and cultural activities.
Summary of Expenditure 2017
Advising on matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules and other student support and advice matters
Sporting events and contributions to sporting bodies
Maintenance of Lifestyle Centres / Gyms and Common Rooms
Helping students obtain employment or advice on careers
Helping meet the specific needs of overseas students relating to their wellbeing, career, accommodation, orientation and employment
Promoting the health or wellbeing of students
Helping students develop skills for study, by means other than undertaking courses of study in which they are enrolled
Supporting a sporting or other recreational activity by students and overseas students incl. debating / clubs and societies
Giving students information to help them in their orientation and enrolment