The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) supports important student services and amenities such as health and welfare services, advocacy, sport, student events, student media, cultural and recreational activities.
How the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is used
The student services and amenities funding helps to improve everyone’s student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.
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To get the most out of university life, discover some of the services the SSAF contributes to including:
How the fee is calculated
Your SSAF is a pro-rata fee calculated based on your course load (number of credit points that you’re enrolled in). Fees are based per course type, whether you are a full-time or part-time student (enrolled in <75 per cent of a full-time load for the year), what mode of study you are undertaking (such as online, Professional Placement, etc.).
In 2023, SSAF will be calculated up to a maximum of A$326 per year and the charge per credit point for Higher Education students is A$3.904.
In 2024, SSAF will be calculated up to a maximum of A$351 per year and the charge per credit point for Higher Education students will be A$4.208. For Vocational Education students, a breakdown of your SSAF calculation will be provided in your statement of account.
2023 standard higher education scenarios
2024 standard higher education scenarios
|Type of student||Charge per credit point||Maximum fee|
|National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA)||A$4.208||A$351|
e.g. VC Scholarships, Dean Scholarships, external Scholarships, sponsored students (local)
|Domestic Pathway (UniLink)||A$4.208||A$351|
|Open Universities Australia (OUA) – Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)||A$4.208||A$351|
2023 non-standard higher education scenarios
2024 non-standard higher education scenarios
|Type of student||Rule|
Mix of on-campus and online study
Example: 2 x on-campus units and 5 x online units = 7 units
3 x on-campus units and 3 x online units
|SSAF charged per credit point up to A$351 maximum fee|
|Single course load is an overload i.e. > 1 FTE||SSAF charge of A$351 maximum fee|
|Any combination of part-time and full-time load that exceeds > 1 FTE||SSAF charged against full-time units only at $351 maximum fee|
Students studying fewer than 75 credit points in one year
SSAF charge capped at $263 for part-time study
Students studying on a part-time basis cannot be charged more than 75 per cent of the maximum fee
International tuition fees are generally inclusive of the Student Services and Amenities charge, and are included within your annual tuition fee listed.
From 1 January 2024, all Diploma level and above courses will contribute to the Student Services and Amenities fee. The SSAF payable will vary slightly based on course type, whether you are a full-time or part-time student (enrolled in <75 per cent of a full-time load for the year) and what mode of study you are undertaking (such as online, on-campus etc.).
This fee will be calculated up to the maximum charge (in 2023 this was A$326 per year, in 2024 this will be A$351), and the breakdown of the calculation will be included on your Statement of Account.
View past and present SSAF allocations.