SSAF Supported

What can be funded?

There are restrictions on what SSAF can be spent on. These have been determined by the Commonwealth Government and fall into nineteen areas. The University can choose to deliver the services and amenities themselves or contract a third party to deliver them. The SSAF allocation process for 2024 commenced with student consultation in July 2023; see below the government funding guidelines to view the three steps of the process.

2024 SSAF Allocations (PDF)
2023 SSAF Survey Report (PDF)
2023 SSAF Allocation Report (PDF)
SSAF What can be Funded (PDF)

The 2024 SSAF allocation process

Student consultation

The consultation period commenced in February 2024 with feedback gathered on the consultation process from of all SSAF paying students. Discussions with democratically elected student representatives and Student Associations will follow in mid-2024.

Consultation Process

Timeline Activity Who Stage
From 2023 Consultation Plan
Dec 2023 2024 SSAF allocations Approved (by the VC) VPS&R Completed
Jan 2024 2023 SSAF Allocation and Priorities Survey Results Published VPS&R Completed
Jan 2024 Financial and Activity Outcome Reports for 2023 SSAF Expenditure required for all funded activities All funded bodies Completed
Feb 2024 2024 SSAF allocations Published VPS&R Completed
Feb 2024 2023 SSAF Expenditure report published VPS&R Completed

2024 Consultation Plan

Timeline Activity Who Stage
Jan-Feb 2024 2024 DRAFT SSAF Consultation Plan published for student feedback (all students and Student Associations Committees as elected student reps) VPS&R Completed
Feb 2024 2024 Draft SSAF Consultation Plan amended according to feedback and presented to Council for approval. VPS&R Completed
Feb/March 2024 2024 SSAF Consultation Plan published VPS&R Completed
Apr-Dec 2024 Ongoing Review of funded activities against approved plans and allocations (April/Aug/Nov) All funded bodies  
June 2024 SSAF Allocation and Priorities Survey released (assess student priorities for 2025) All enrolled students  
Aug 2024 SSAF Allocation and Priorities Survey results collated and published All enrolled students  
Oct 2024 Student Associations invited to submit proposals for 2025 SSAF allocations in accordance with the SSAF Funding Request Guidelines and SSAF Allocations and Priorities Survey results All Student Associations  
Nov-Dec 2024 Proposals reviewed and funds allocated (post VC approval) VPS&R Vice Chancellor  

Implementation

The student consultation plan for 2024 was approved by Council on the 15 February 2024 and is published, above.

Students wishing to provide comment about the 2024 SSAF Consultation process should email [email protected].

Fund allocation

A Committee allocated 2024 SSAF funds over several meetings held with Student Associations in November and December 2023. Where funds are available for an application process, applications open in August 2024.

Outcome and reporting

Funding recipients received notification of 2024 SSAF allocations in December 2023. Recipients will be required to provide a half-yearly financial report and a final evaluation by 12 February 2025.