Proposed changes to how compulsory student services fees are regulated

Closed 16 Jun 2021

Opened 21 Apr 2021


Proposed changes to how Compulsory Student Services Fees are regulated

Have your say on the administrative framework for regulating compulsory student services fees (CSSFs)

CSSFs are fees tertiary education providers can charge to all students as part of their enrolment. CSSFs are used by support providers to offer a range of services to students, such as health services, careers advice, and sports and recreation services.

The Government is proposing to remove the current provisions on compulsory student services fees (CSSFs) from sections 257 and 360 of the Education and Training Act 2020 and instead enable Government to regulate CSSFs through conditions on funding under section 419 of the Act. This is the same way that all other provider-based fees are currently regulated.

This would give the Government greater flexibility to make changes to the requirements on providers that charge a CSSF, to support system changes or to respond to feedback from the tertiary sector.

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Your Feedback

We welcome your feedback on this proposal. Your feedback will help shape and inform advice to government on the regulation of compulsory student services fees.

You can answer some or all the questions in each section. If there are any questions you do not want to answer, simply skip over them. 

We encourage you to fill in the first set of questions to help us analyse and understand the perspectives of the wide range of people answering this survey. 

This consultation will be open until midnight on Wednesday 16 June.