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What is the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is a compulsory annual fee payable by all Higher Education students at Holmesglen. The SSAF fees contributes to the cost of providing student support services including counselling, welfare services, learning support and other activities provided by the student support and wellbeing teams.

In 2021, we received $306,000 from the SSAF, which contributed to the following services:

  • Student wellbeing services (including personal, financial and careers counselling, disability support, student accommodation, wellbeing and safety information for students)
  • Campus events
  • Student trips
  • Student clubs
  • Holmesglen merchandise
  • Student Representative Council
  • Recreation activities

What can the SSAF be spent on? 

The federal government states that higher education providers must only use SSAF funds for specific purposes. Some examples of what the SSAF can be spent on include:

  • Providing food or drink to students on campus
  • Supporting a sport or other recreational activity for students
  • Supporting the administration of a club where most members are students
  • Promoting the health or welfare of students
  • Giving students information to help them in their orientation 

View a full list of the services the SSAF can be spent on.

What can’t the SSAF be spent on?

The SSAF can’t be spent on academic services, nor can it be used to support political parties or to support the election of a person to a Commonwealth, State, Territory  or local government body.

Do I have a say in what the SSAF is spent on?

Yes. Holmesglen obtains feedback from its students through the Student Representative Council and Student Voice projects. This information is used to inform spending priorities for the SSAF. For more information or to have your say, please visit the Student Voice and Partnership webpage. 


All information is correct at the time of printing but subject to change.

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