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 Colleges.

How much is it?


In 2019, the compulsory Student Services Fee is $340 (GST inclusive) per full-time student (120 credit programme), and $170 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 2019 CSSF


The CSSF is set in consultation with students. In 2018, the Student Council (a body of nominated programme representatives) consulted with students regarding the services provided and the fee charged.

As a result of the consultation process, all colleges registered under the Yoobee Colleges EDUMIS number (9324)* agreed the CSSF be set at $340 (GST inclusive) per full-time student (120 credit programme), with a pro rata amount of $170 for Certificate students (60 credits) in 2019.

The Compulsory Student Services Fee funds key services to assist student success and enhance the graduate employment services offered at Yoobee Colleges.

Setting the 2020 CSSF


Further consultation with students will be carried out this year to set the fee for 2020.

Student Council representatives will be asked to feed back on the services currently provided and to determine the CSSF level for 2020.

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 Council representative.

Student Services the CSSF contributes to:


Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

Yoobee Colleges has a team of highly experienced employment and careers advisors at each campus. They are on hand to help students and graduates with everything that ensures success in the workplace, from assistance in CV preparation and interview skills through to sourcing and forwarding candidates for interviews with employers.

Employment opportunities sourced by the team include work experience, internships, casual and part-time employment and permanent full-time roles.

Yoobee Colleges’ Careers teams also provide ongoing advice and support to students to make informed decisions about their career paths.


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 personal budgeting, health and wellbeing and effective communication skills. They also advise the student in legislative areas of importance such as IRD compliance, tax laws and employment laws.


Counselling Services

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


Financial Support and Advice

Yoobee Colleges offers students information and advice on managing money, including assistance with processing Study Link loans, allowances and budgeting.


Area Annual Revenue ($000)  Annual Cost ($000)
Careers Information and Guidance 332 332
Graduate Tracking systems 55 55
Counselling 35 35
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Totals 422 422

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Surplus / (Deficit) nil


Sports, Recreation and Cultural Services

Yoobee Colleges conducts a range of events and activities during the induction period to engage and build relationships among the student body. Whanau days are held during the course of study to engage friends and family in the student learning process .

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