What can SSAF be spent on?

RMIT ensures that all SSAF funding is spent in line with the Australian Government SSAF Administration Guidelines.

What can providers spend fee revenue on? 

  • Institutions can only spend the fee on the provision of the services that fall under the 19 allowable items.
  • Providers can choose to deliver the services and amenities themselves or contract a third party to deliver the services and amenities on the providers' behalf.

To learn more about how your SSAF shapes life at RMIT, visit the Thanks SSAF! Page.


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Who decides where SSAF goes?

The requirements known as the National Student Representation Protocols, of the Student Services, Amenities, Representation and Advocacy Guidelines of the Higher Education Support Act 2003are intended to ensure that enrolled students are able to participate in the decision-making processes of the Higher Education Provider through opportunities for democratically elected student representation.

In line with the National Student Representation Protocols, RMIT's annual student consultation process: 

  • has been established and improved through collaboration between enrolled students and RMIT;
  • provides enrolled students with the opportunity to participate in a process to democratically elect student representatives; and
  • engages with democratically elected student representatives and representatives from major student organisations regarding the specific uses of proceeds from any compulsory student services and amenities fee.

The SSAF Annual Student Consultation Process, approved by RMIT University Council, plays a crucial role in RMIT’s SSAF Governance Approach, as outlined below.


Learn more about the respective SSAF Governance components below.

Student consultation process

Frequently asked questions

More information

For queries about the SSAF, or SA-HELP, visit RMIT Connect on your campus or call +61 9925 5000 during business hours.