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SSAF student consultation & fee management

The Student Services and Amenities Fees are charged in accordance with the Higher Education Support Act 2003 and the Administration Guidelines made under the Act. Revenue from the fee is spent in accordance with the Act and only on services and amenities allowable under the guidelines.

The SSAF fee is managed by the University’s Student Services department, led by the Director, Student Services, who manages the governance and administration of the fee under the Vice-President, Students, Infrastructure and Digital Technology.

Full management and governance details can be found in the  Student Services Amenities Governance Framework.

SSAF Consultative Committee

To make sure that your SSAF is used responsibly, VU created the Student Services and Amenities Fee Consultative Committee. The committee oversees the governance, management and implementation of SSAF-funded initiatives each year. The committee meets every two months to review all comments received via the SSAF feedback form and submissions for SSAF Student Experience Initiative Grants.

The committee consists of an equal number of students and staff from areas that receive SSAF funding, and is chaired by the Director, Student Services. See the Terms of Reference for the current list of representatives.

Join the SSAF Consultative Committee

VU values student input into our decision making. The committee meets every two months and gives students a chance to make recommendations for the distribution of SSAF funds.

The positions are open to all Victoria Polytechnic and VU students.

If you're interested in joining the committee, read the Terms of Reference of the SSAF Consultative Committee then email ssaf@vu.edu.au with the following information:

  • your name
  • course studying
  • expected completion date
  • a brief statement (300 words maximum) of why you would be a good student representative on SSAFF Consultative Committee.

Tell us how to invest

Each year we survey students about the services and support brought to you by SSAF. In 2017 we distributed the survey to 24,093 students and received 1,044 (4.3%) responses.

Student feedback has contributed to improving the student experience.  For example, past survey results indicated that students wanted better food and drink options on campus. VU took this on board by upgrading equipment in student kitchens across the Victorian campuses and refurbished the kitchen in Building M, Footscray Park. There is an increasing range of food and drink retailers on or near all campuses.

Student feedback also indicated a lack of awareness around the careers and employability services available to them. VU's new Learning Hubs offer workshops, drop-in sessions and advice on careers and employability, as well as general academic support. The Learning Hubs are easily accessible and are engaging in an awareness campaign to ensure students are familiar with the available services.

We want to know how you want to see your SSAF allocated. To provide feedback, please speak to VUSU or complete the online feedback form.

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