What does SSAF give you?

When you pay SSAF, you gain access to a wide range of both online and face-to-face services:

Wellbeing and support

  • Confidential counselling, mental wellbeing support and resources. Available via a range of methods including online, in person, phone, text, as well as self-care tools and programs. More information
  • Qualified professional legal advice and referral available online or in person. More information
  • Student Support Advisors and emergency funds to help with financial hardship including accommodation and living costs. More information

Connection and belonging

  • Mates at RMIT peer to peer social mentoring program offering Melbourne experiences, social activities and peer support. More information
  • 100+ weekly online and face to face student life experiences including sports, creative and social activities. More information
  • A weekly program of online social, casual and competitive gaming and esports activities, arranged through Discord. More information

Career development and future ready

  • Specialised tailored career support from RMIT Job Shop including job seeking, resumé assistance and industry workshops. More information 
  • Specialised 21st century skills training including respect programs, mental health awareness, networking and leadership development. More information
  • 3,000+ career mentoring online and face to face experiences with industry professionals from a wide range of global companies, government organisations as well as not-for-profits and SMEs. More information 
  • Hundreds of job opportunities coordinated by RMIT. More information
  • Media training and production opportunities with SYN FM, RMITV and Catalyst Magazine. More information  

Student rights and study assistance

  • Independent support from RMIT University Student Union’s Student Rights Service who will advocate on your behalf if you experience academic or other university process related issues. More information  
  • Tailored Equitable Learning Support (ELS) for students with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition and primary carers of individuals with a disability. More information

SSAF in action at RMIT

Check out this selection of activities and services funded by your Student Services and Amenities Fee. Want to find out more? Click to view our expenditure report.

Student Life

Access hundreds of sport, creative and wellbeing acitivities ranging from dance competitions and theatre performances to inclusive, social sport classes.

Mates at RMIT

Mates is a student-to-student peer-mentoring program supported by SSAF that helps hundreds of students each year.

Multicultural Festival

RUSU celebrates the incredible diversity of cultures represented at RMIT with a range of events throughout the year.

Support Services

Discover RMIT counselling and support services: mental wellbeing, equitable learning, financial hardship and some legal advice.

International Support

RUSU English Conversation Workshops provide a safe and fun environment for students to meet new people and practice conversational English.

Club Life

SSAF supports hundreds of RMIT and RUSU based clubs and societies each year. Can’t find the club for you, why not apply to start your own?

HDR Sit & Write

The RUSU Postgraduate Department regularly holds Sit & Write, a supportive group study event designed for PhD and Masters students. These free events are hugely popular for Postgrads at RMIT. 

Healthy Breakfasts

RUSU has been running the ever-popular free, healthy breakfast program for many years now, and served 70,000 breakfasts throughout 2019. For more details on our free weekly events, visit the RUSU website.   

Little Libraries

Take a book, leave a book...share the love of reading! Little Libraries allow staff and students to donate and borrow books, free of charge, in an exchange system that increases access to books for readers from all backgrounds.

RMIT Industry Mentoring

Connecting over 2,000 RMIT students with industry professionals to provide leadership and help shape the future workforce.

Jobs on Campus

From entry level to industry specific, Jobs on Campus offers over 800 paid positions every year, giving students the opportunity to work while they study.

Job Shop

Need help with your resume, LinkedIn, headshots or professional profile? Contact RMIT’s Job Shop for help.


Your SSAF, Your Say

Your voice helps inform how your SSAF supports student life outside of the classroom at RMIT. As part of the annual student consultation process, RMIT students who pay SSAF are emailed a survey, asking them to choose their top five listed initiatives. The survey results are then used to inform funding decisions.

In addition to this, your voice is incorporated with other consultation processes - find out more in About SSAF.

More information

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