In late 2011, the Federal Government passed legislation to allow universities to charge a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) to fund non-academic programs and initiatives on campus. This fee aids in the restoration of essential services to campuses and ensure students not only grow academically at university but also personally.

From Semester 1 2012, Curtin has charged Commonwealth Supported Place students a fee, Eligible students can apply to have this fee deferred through SA-HELP. (see LINK ).

The money that students is charged is paid directly to Curtin to distribute, as long as it is within the Government guidelines. The Guild and Curtin jointly sit on the SSAF Expense Advisory committee where all SSAF expenditure is accounted for, ensuring that your money is going to the right places. Coupled with this the Guild has successfully negotiated a fifty percent share of the funds, ensuring continued funding of the essential services and amenities we provide as well as increased demand that we will experience on our student services as our membership base expands rapidly.

Some of the services and amenities that SSAF will fund include clubs and societies, legal services, welfare and advocacy, events, student spaces, sport and recreation, accommodation, careers, leadership programs and counselling, psychological and medical services. See a full list of projects here.

You can have your say in this process - just contact the Guild for more details at: