SSAF Breakdown

Location and study modeSSAF for
SA1, 2023​
SSAF for
SA2, 2023
Lake Macquarie full time on campus100%$160$160$320
Lake Macquarie part time on campus​75%$120$120$240
Lake Macquarie off campus (distance) or mixed mode50%$80$80$160
Sydney on campus, full time or part time​50%$80$80$160

3-4 units is considered full-time and 2 units or less is considered part-time.

How the SSAF fee is processed:

You will be invoiced up front (separately from your course fees) at the beginning of each study period based on the course location, study mode and number of units enrolled.

The invoice will be emailed to your Avondale student email at the beginning of each semester for which you are enrolled.

​The maximum amount that any student may be charged for SSAF in 2023 is $326.​​
  • Study Period 1 (SA1) includes, semester 1 and year long units​
  • Study Period 2 (SA2) includes, semester 2 units​
Australian citizens, permanent humanitarian visa holders (resident in Australia) and qualifying New Zealand citizens can:​
  • pay the full SSAF amount up front​
  • pay some of the SSAF upfront and apply for a SA-HELP loan for the remainder​
  • Apply for a SA-HELP loan for the full SSAF amount​

All other students must pay the SSAF up front by the payment due date.​

SA-HELP Loan & How to apply:​
A SA-HELP loan allows students to borrow from the Commonwealth to cover some or all of their Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Eligible SA-HELP students will be sent an invitation to apply once enrolled in their units.

Students who receive a SA-HELP loan will have part or their entire SSAF paid to the College by the Commonwealth and a SA-HELP debt recorded for them with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

Check for eligibility:

Note: students who are enrolled in non-award and cross-institutional study are not eligible for SA-HELP loan assistance and must pay the SSAF in full to the University.