The Vice-Chancellor has approved the allocation of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) funds in 2020 as recommended by SSAF Budget Advisory Committee following its consultation process with students.
The SSAF Budget Advisory Committee comprises the following:
- Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) (Chair);
- President, Flinders University Student Association;
- General Secretary, Flinders University Student Association;
- Student member, nominated by the Student Council, Flinders University Student Association;
- Director, Student Services;
- Chief Financial Officer (or nominee);
- A senior academic or professional staff member at the College level, appointed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students);
- Manager, Student Engagement (non-voting).
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, student media, student mental health and wellbeing 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.
Student consultation on the 2020 SSAF budget requests
In September 2019, all students were invited to complete the 2019 SSAF Survey. The survey was open from 10.9.19 to 20.9.19. 21,641 survey invitations were sent and 2,524 students participated in the survey (11.6% response rate). The results are summarised in the 2019 Student Services & Amenities Fee Survey.
The SSAF Budget Advisory Committee considered the results from this survey when deliberating on how to allocate funds for 2020. The SSAF Budget Advisory Committee would like to thank all students who participated in the survey and provided extremely valuable feedback, in addition to ranking the bids for 2020 SSAF funds. Careful consideration will be given as to how the feedback will guide services into the future.