The Student Services and Amenities Fee – or SSAF – is a compulsory fee introduced by the Federal Government to bring important services to all students, and to revitalise university life after Voluntary Student Unionism (VSU) crippled student unions all around Australia.  What does this mean for us? 

At UTS, the SSAF funding is allocated to UTS Services, Activate UTS (formerly UTS Union) and the UTS Students’ Association to spend on things like:

  • healthcare
  • legal services
  • sporting facilities
  • events
  • food and beverage
  • student clubs
  • financial assistance

SSAF benefits all of us – whether undergrad or postgrad, full-time or part-time, at Kuring-gai or in the city.

Is this compulsory unionism?  NO.  
The fee does not automatically sign us up to Activate UTS, plus the money is not allowed to be spent on political parties.