On 11 October 2011, the Australian Parliament passed legislation allowing universities and other higher education providers to charge a fee for student services and amenities of a non-academic nature.
The legislation dictates that the fees collected may be spent by higher education providers on items such as:
- sporting and recreational activities
- employment and career advice
- child care
- supporting student representation
- financial advice.
VU has been collecting these fees since 2012. This page outlines how the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) has been used to provide non-academic support services and improved facilities for all students at VU.