Under the Student Services, Amenities, Representation and Advocacy Guidelines, La Trobe has a formal process of consultation with democratically elected student representatives and representatives from major student organisations at the university, regarding the specific uses of proceeds from any compulsory student services and amenities fee.
La Trobe's main consultation methods are approved by the University Council:
- SSAF annual survey
- Student Leadership Group
- SSAF email and Feedback form accessed through the SSAF web pages
La Trobe will consult with you and other democratically elected student representatives to ensure that you have a say in how the SSAF is allocated and spent.
The consultation process will include formal meetings with students via the Student Services Advisory Group (SSAG) where elected student representatives from different La Trobe University campuses and student bodies, together with university nominees, make recommendations to senior management on the most appropriate allocation of funds.
La Trobe gains information from the wider student community through feedback received via the SSAF survey for students, this survey is distributed at all campuses to seek student views and feedback in identifying and determining priorities for the allocation of SSAF funds.
Due to COVID-19 the 2020 SSAF survey will be delayed until September 2020.
November - December
Annual SSAF allocations approved by DVC Students.
Release previous year's Student Consultation Report and SSAF Survey Findings
Initiate current year's Student Consultation Planning.
Hold first Student Services Advisory Group (SSAG) meeting for current year.
Release Student census survey to the SSAF paying student body.
|June - July|
Hold SSAG meeting to discuss strategic direction.
Meet with Student Organisations to discuss next year's budget planning
|November||Review draft proposed budget allocations for next year.|
|December||Hold final SSAG meeting to finalise next year's SSAF budget allocations.|
Seek DVCS approval of next year's proposed SSAF budget.