Carey Baptist College (Carey) is in the process of consulting with students on the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The consultation covered the level of fees, the type of services, procurement of services and the authorisation of expenditure. The proposed fee for 2022 for a full-time equivalent student is $400 including GST. For part-time students, this is $50 per 15 credit course (or $100 per 30 credit course). Income and expenditure associated with the provision of these services is separately accounted for and reported on annually.
Details of the types of service and of the income and expected expenditure from the CSSF for 2022 are set out in Appendix 1.
Advocacy and Legal Advice
Both Carey and the Carey Students Association (SASS) provide an advocacy support service to students needing assistance with academic issues, income support issues and other matters relating to their study. Carey sees this as part of the costs covered in tuition fees and therefore does not include it in the CSSF.
Careers Information, Advice and Guidance
Students are guided into and through the pastoral leadership track by the Director of Ministry Training. Students pay a fee to be part of this training track. Carey sees this as a cost covered in the fees and therefore does not include it in the CSSF.
A portion of teaching staff time as well professional staff support is spent on providing non-academic counselling, pastoral care and mentoring of students to assist with learning and cultural issues. This is to assist students in areas that are outside the teaching curriculum and is in addition to costs covered in tuition fees. There is an increase in the need for support for students who are not able to be at the Carey campus, and with Carey offering more content and support services online.
Carey does not provide specific information on employment opportunities for students during study (but see Careers Information/Advice and Guidance).
Financial Support and Advice
Financial support is provided to students who have been identified either by the Director of Ministry Training, Principal, Academic Director or Student Association Officers through a dedicated student support fund.
While Carey provides and maintains the sick bay, a portion of the CSSF is allocated to assist with these costs.
A portion of the CSSF is allocated to student run media for students.
No childcare services are provided.
Clubs and Societies
Any clubs or societies are to be self-funding.
Sport, Recreation and Cultural Activities
A portion of the CSSF is allocated for the maintenance of sports equipment and covers the cost of providing and maintaining the student recreation room and equipment. A further portion is allocated to student run community events.
For further information on the levy, services or how the money is being spent, please contact Chris Berry, Executive Director