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What can be funded?

SSAF Funded

There are restrictions on what SSAF can be spent on. These have been determined by the Commonwealth Government and fall into 19 areas. The University can choose to deliver the services and amenities themselves or contract a third party to deliver them.

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  • providing food or drink to students on a campus of the higher education provider;
  • supporting a sporting or other recreational activity by students;
  • supporting the administration of a club most of whose members are students;
  • caring for children of students;
  • providing legal services to students;
  • promoting the health or welfare of students;
  • helping students secure accommodation;
  • helping students obtain employment or advice on careers;
  • helping students with their financial affairs;
  • 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;
  • supporting an artistic activity by students;
  • supporting the production and dissemination to students of media whose content is provided by students;
  • helping students develop skills for study, by means other than undertaking courses of study in which they are enrolled;
  • advising on matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules (however described);
  • advocating students’ interests in matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules (however described);
  • giving students information to help them in their orientation; and
  • helping meet the specific needs of overseas students relating to their welfare, accommodation and employment.

The 2020 SSAF funding process

Student consultation

  • All SSAF paying students are surveyed on their priorities for SSAF expenditure
  • SRC consult with students for additional feedback and propose SSAF priorities for student comment

Student consultation with SSAF paying students and elected student representatives has derived funding for careers, orientation, advocating students’ interests and student association general costs as core provisions for students followed by funding priorities for 2020 service, projects or amenities as:

  1. Promoting the health or welfare of students
  2. Providing food and drink to students on a campus
  3. Helping students develop skills for study, by means other than undertaking courses of study in which they are enrolled
  4. Helping students with their financial affairs
  5. Supporting a sporting or other recreational activity by students

Students wishing to provide comment about the proposed 2020 SSAF funding priorities listed above should send an email to ssaf@scu.edu.au by 23 September 2019.

Fund allocation

  • Applications forms to request SSAF funding will be available from Friday 16 August 2019
  • Applications close at midnight Monday 9 September 2019
  • Recommendations for SSAF expenditure are submitted to the Vice Chancellor for approval during October 2019

Outcome and reporting

  • Applicants requesting SSAF funding for 2020 receive notification of their application outcome by 8 November 2019
  • Funding recipients will be required to provide half yearly financial reports and a final evaluation report by 1 February 2021

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