Compulsory Student Services Fee


What is CSSF?

CSSF, also referred to as the Student Services Levy, is a fee to help fund key services to assist student success and overall wellbeing while studying at Yoobee College of Creative Innovation.


How much is it?

 In 2022, the compulsory for on-campus and blended delivery Student Services Fee is $340 (GST inclusive) per full-time student (120 credit programme), and $170 for Certificate programme (60 credits) students. This fee is the same price as it has been for students the past four years.

The Student Services Fee for Online (asynchronous) students commencing in 2022 is set at $170 (GST inclusive) for 120 credit students, and $85 for Certificate programme (60 credits) students.

Domestic students have this fee covered under fees-free, or can borrow the amount as part of their student loan.


Setting the 2022 CSSF

 The CSSF is set in consultation with students. In 2021, the Student Representatives across our campuses (a body of nominated programme representatives) consulted regarding the services provided and the fee charged.

As a result of the consultation process, all colleges registered under the Yoobee College of Creative Innovation EDUMIS number (9324)* agreed the CSSF be set at $340 (GST inclusive) per student in 120 credit on-campus programmes, with a pro rata amount of $170 for Certificate on-campus students (60 credits) and half of these amounts for online asynchronous students in 2022.

Setting a different CSSF rate for different sites or delivery modes reflects the services students can access, for instance, on-campus and online students are offered different services.

The Compulsory Student Services Fee funds key services to assist student success and enhance the on campus experience offered at Yoobee College of Creative Innovation.


Setting the 2023 CSSF

Further consultation with students will be carried out this year to set the fee for 2022.

Student Representatives will be asked to feedback on the services currently provided and to determine the CSSF level for 2023 prior to the end of 2022.


Why is this important to me?

As part of the Ministry of Education’s direction, institutions are required to report on how fees are charged and spent. Institutions must involve students, or their representatives, when deciding on the following:

  • Maximum amount students pay

  • Types of services delivered

  • Procurement of these services

  • Method for authorising expenditure on these services.

To find out more, contact your Student Representative.


Student Services the CSSF contributes to:


Learning Support

Our campuses have dedicated Learning and Support Leaders who are on site to assist students with pastoral care needs and any specific learning needs they may have, to ensure they are successful in their studies.


Employment Information, Internships and Externships, and Graduate Tracking

Employment following graduation is a key component of what Yoobee College of Creative Innovation staff help students work towards during their studies. To support this employment opportunities sourced by the team include work experience, internships, casual and part-time employment and permanent full-time roles.

For our Bachelor students we are proud to be the only New Zealand institution to offer 8-10 week virtual internships and externships with a range of international companies like Facebook, Hewlett Packard and Zillow so you can get tech industry experience while you’re still studying.

While studying all students have free access to Student Job Search which allows them to source part time work to help financially support them during their studies.

Following graduation we have a dedicated Careers Advisor who follows up with all graduates via emails, surveys and phone at regular intervals on their progress in finding meaningful employment.


Life Skills and Wellbeing

In order to help students focus on their learning and achieve successful life outcomes, we also offer presentations and guest speakers with expertise in a variety of areas. These presentations and guest speakers guide and enhance student knowledge in areas such as financial management, personal budgeting, health and wellbeing and effective communication skills.Yoobee College of Creative Innovation also conducts a range of events and activities during the induction period to engage and build relationships among the student body. Campuses also run events for students throughout the year which give opportunities for all students to come together, this includes theme days, wellness events and cultural events


Counselling Services

As a college, we provide pastoral care and student support activities, including access to counselling services at every campus.


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Learning Support & Graduate tracking






Campus events and wellbeing



Internships and Externships



Student Job Search



Guest Speakers










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