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Student Services and Amenities Fee

Support for your non-academic needs

The Bond University Student Services and Amenities Fee aims to provide a balanced, practical approach to funding campus services and amenities of a non-academic nature, such as sporting and recreational activities, student advocacy, employment and career advice, student support services, orientation activities and food services. 

What is a Student Services and Amenities Fee?

A Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is a fee that higher education providers can charge their students for student services and amenities of a non-academic nature to ensure that ‚Äústudents have access to support services (such as health, welfare, advocacy and career services) that assist students in undertaking higher education studies‚ÄĚ (Explanatory Statement Higher Education Support (Student Services, Amenities, Representation and Advocacy) Guidelines 2000) accessed 13 September 2022

GUIDELINES

Each semester the amount of incoming SSAF attributable is calculated and presented to a specially formed committee made up of representatives from the University and the overarching Student Association. Funding requests are received by the committee at this time and considered for approval in line with legislative guidelines.

The Student Association calls for funding requests from the various student clubs in the closing weeks of the prior semester and undergoes an in-depth consultative process with students and student bodies to determine it's proposal for the upcoming semester's funding.

Approved distributions by BUSA to its' student clubs and other governable areas are published annually on the BUSA Website. To view the latest version click here

FAQ's

Have Your Say

We welcome and encourage¬†feedback from students on our SSAF processes. Have your say by emailing us at [email protected]

How is SSAF funding spent?

  • The Student Association (BUSA) uses the¬†approved portion of it's allocated SSAF to support the following areas:

    • Internal administration and mechanisations as an Incorporated Association and the overarching student body.
    • Coordination of social events for the students which are run throughout the semester.
    • Support of student representation for student welfare, education, advocacy, inclusion and communication.
    • Distribution to the array of student clubs and societies on campus for social, academic and welfare based events.
    • Support to Bond Sport for the enhancement of sport and recreation on campus
    • Capital works projects and improvements on campus benefiting the student population
    • Special projects aimed at student wellbeing, advocacy and mental health.
  • The Sports Centre uses SSAF distributions each semester to contribute to the overall costs of outgoings and overheads in the operations of the Centre. A proposal is put to the SSAF committee each semester for approval prior to spending of funds.

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  • Bond University College uses a small portion of funds to improve the student experience of international students who would not normally take part in general campus activities.

The Student Association (BUSA) uses the approved portion of it's allocated SSAF to support the following areas:

  • Internal administration and mechanisations as an Incorporated Association and the overarching student body.
  • Coordination of social events for the students which are run throughout the semester.
  • Support of student representation for student welfare, education, advocacy, inclusion and communication.
  • Distribution to the array of student clubs and societies on campus for social, academic and welfare based events.
  • Support to Bond Sport for the enhancement of sport and recreation on campus
  • Capital works projects and improvements on campus benefiting the student population
  • Special projects aimed at student wellbeing, advocacy and mental health.