SSAF Project Funding

In 2012 the University of South Australia introduced the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) in compliance with the Australian Government’s Higher Education Legislation to support and provide a wide range of services and amenities of a non-academic nature.  All students pay this compulsory fee annually, based on their study load (full-time or part-time). 

Applications for SSAF Project Funding are now closed.   

The University is committed to understanding and meeting the needs of a diverse student population and ensuring that all students get the most out of their experience at UniSA.  SSAF Project Funding is a distribution of SSAF funding which, in addition to services provided by the Student Services and Amenities Fee, provides further funding for projects across a range of areas, including, but not limited to:

  • student clubs and societies;
  • developing study skills;
  • employability and careers advice;
  • student health and wellbeing;
  • transitioning new students; and
  • supporting diverse student cohorts.

UniSA students and staff are invited to apply for SSAF Project Funding in 2022.  If you have an idea for a great project or initiative that will enhance the student experience at UniSA, apply now!  More detailed information below.

Applying for SSAF Project Funding

If you are a UniSA Student and wish to apply for SSAF Project Funding in 2022, click here to access the Student Application Form.

If you are a UniSA Staff Member and wish to apply for SSAF Project Funding in 2022, click here to access the Staff Application Form.

More detailed information regarding the application process and criteria can be found within the application form.

For any further clarification, assistance or advice on the SSAF Project Funding round, contact the CASO Team:  

The deadline for SSAF Project Funding applications is 9.00 AM on 22 April 2022.

SSAF Project Funding proposals must comply with Australian Government's Higher Education Legislation to be eligible for consideration. As detailed in the Higher Education Legislation, project proposals must be non-academic in nature. The categories available for SSAF funding expenditure are detailed in the Higher Education Legislation and listed below:

  1. providing food or drink to students on a campus of the higher education provider;
  2. supporting a sporting or other recreational activity by students;
  3. supporting the administration of a club most of whose members are students;
  4. caring for children of students;
  5. providing legal services to students;
  6. promoting the health or welfare of students;
  7. helping students secure accommodation;
  8. helping students obtain employment or advice on careers;
  9. helping students with their financial affairs;
  10. helping students obtain insurance against personal accidents;
  11. supporting debating by students;
  12. providing libraries and reading rooms (other than those provided for academic purposes) for students;
  13. supporting an artistic activity by students;
  14. supporting the production and dissemination to students of media whose content is provided by students;
  15. helping students develop skills for study, by means other than undertaking courses of study in which they are enrolled;
  16. advising on matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules (however described);
  17. advocating students’ interests in matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules (however described);
  18. giving students information to help them in their orientation; and
  19. helping meet the specific needs of overseas students relating to their welfare, accommodation and employment

There have been a range of successful university-wide initiatives funded through SSAF in the past, including but not limited to:

For a list of 2021 SSAF Funded Projects, click here.