The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) was introduced by the government under the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student and Amenities) Act 2012 to support student services.
Each student pays a yearly SSAF fee for student services that will be charged to your HECS. This money is collected by the university and distributed between various student service providers at Monash. SSAF is not a compulsory student unionism fee, because the money does not go directly to Student Unions.
In 2019, the total SSAF money was distributed according to the allocation principles approved by the Monash University Council.
~40% of the total SSAF money was divided amongst the five Monash Student organisations.
MONSU — Caulfield
MGA — Graduates
MSA — Clayton
MONSU — Peninsula
MPSA — Parkville
20% of the total SSAF money was allocated to capital and service improvement projects across all Monash campuses.
The remaining ~40% is managed by the University and allocated across health and welfare services, emergency student grants, sport, orientation and campus activities and general improvements to campus facilities.
MONSU Caulfield believes that a student union run by students and for students has the best understanding of how to serve our members. Everything we do is to create a better experience for the students of Monash Caulfield! So make sure you get involved where you can, whether it’s grabbing a free sausage at a BBQ, attending a party or joining a club, your student experience is what you make of it!
If you have any other enquiries about SSAF, you can contact the President at firstname.lastname@example.org.