SSAF Funding Guidelines

The University must spend SSAF on activity that aligns with the nineteen Government guidelines:

Government Funding GuidelinesExamples of what could be funded with SSAFExamples of what cannot be funded by SSAF in this category
providing food or drink to students on a campus of the higher education provider
  • Food supplies in common room and student lounge
  • Catering at student events
  • Free food lunch options
  • Weekly barbeque or food event
  • Subsidised coffee and beverages
  • Catering at compulsory residential events for online students on-campus
  • Providing food to drink off-campus
  • Providing food vouchers
supporting a sporting or other recreational activity by students Sport
  • Subsidy for participation in local, state and national University sport events
  • Support SCU Teams in community events e.g. Gold Coast Marathon
  • Inter-university sport and recreation
  • Sport and recreation on campuses (social sport)
  • Orientation social and networking events
  • Student events
  • Creative workshops
  • Movie nights
  • Festivals and celebrations
  • Subsidised registration for a non SCU Team that is not associated with the University
supporting the administration of a club most of whose members are students Student Associations
  • Student Association operational costs
  • Helpline for postgraduate Students
Clubs and Societies
  • Student clubs and societies
  • Sporting clubs and teams
caring for children of students
  • Subsidy towards childcare in your residential location
  • Pop-up crèche on campus for exam periods
providing legal services to students
  • Subsidised use of an existing legal firm
promoting the health or welfare of students
  • Out-of-hours crisis support line and text service
  • Student Wellness magazine
  • After hours shuttle from Campus events
  • Subsidised gym membership to campus or affiliated gyms
  • Yoga and relaxation classes
  • Stress less activities
  • Personal safety classes
  • Mental health training
  • Health and wellness programs
helping students secure accommodation
  • Accommodation service to source external accommodation
  • Subsidies for student placement or practicum accommodation
helping students obtain employment or advice on careers
  • Careers and employability service
  • Online career readiness tool
  • Labour hire agency
helping students with their financial affairs
  • Financial management training
  • Welfare vouchers or exceptional circumstance payments
  • Paying for compulsory course requirements
helping students obtain insurance against personal accidents    
supporting debating by students    
providing libraries and reading rooms (other than those provided for academic purposes) for students
  • Changes and refurbishment of student lounge area
  • Free printing for online students with free postage if more than 100 km from campus
supporting an artistic activity by students
  • Student performance events
supporting the production and dissemination to students of media whose content is provided by students
  • Student magazine
  • Student study tips and advice
  • Printing and binding of student materials
helping students develop skills for study, by means other than undertaking courses of study in which they are enrolled Short courses
  • time management
  • assessment planning
  • software training
  • public speaking
  • conference presentation
  • Compulsory requirements of a Unit or Course such as: First Aid, CPR or Mental Health First Aid training
advising on matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules (however described)
  • Advocacy service
advocating students’ interests in matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules (however described)
  • Advocacy service
giving students information to help them in their orientation
  • Orientation program for all student groups
  • Orientation social events
helping meet the specific needs of overseas students relating to their welfare, accommodation and employment
  • Shuttle bus service to local shops
  • Student networking events and programs

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