Student Assistance Vouchers

The SSU recognises that there are continuous struggles for students across the sector, and we are constantly seeking out ways in which we may be able to offer some support. We are pleased to announce a voucher initiative for eligible students whereby SSU will be providing food, Myki money and petrol vouchers, with the aim to ease some of the financial strain that we know students are continuing to face. If you would like to apply, please refer to the Terms and Conditions for full details, including voucher collection requirements and application process.

The SSU is continuing to work on projects and seeking support for both Domestic and International students and would encourage all students to reach out with questions or concerns that you may currently have. Conversations with the University are ongoing, and the SSU will always strive to ensure that all students are supported as best possible.

Please note-
-Allocation of Myki money and Petrol vouchers are directed towards Domestic students only. The Myki cards available are Tertiary Concession and Health Care Concession cards. Students who apply for a Myki money voucher must ensure they are eligible for one of these options.
-Allocation of food vouchers are open to Domestic and International students.

For more information read the full terms and conditions below.

Terms and Conditions

Swinburne Student Union retains the right to select who receives the available vouchers based on met criteria eligibility and voucher availability.

Applicants must be a current Swinburne Student in order to be eligible for consideration.

Students must submit a completed application form with correct email and valid student ID to be eligible for consideration.

Students will be asked to provide a short description of their current needs, and reasons for their voucher application.

Allocation of Myki money and Petrol vouchers are directed towards Domestic students only.

Allocation of food vouchers are open to Domestic and International students.

We encourage students from regional and remote areas, first nations and those struggling financially to apply. Please note that these vouchers are designed to assist students who identify as having lower socio-economic status at the present time.

Vouchers may be digital or hard copy. Students will be allocated available vouchers at random (digital or hard copy), and agree to the requirements of collection for hard copy vouchers. SSU cannot guarantee voucher preference.

In office collection of hard copy vouchers will commence after 5th November 2021 as per current Government guidelines. Students who are allocated a physical voucher agree to collect their voucher from the SSU Office during business hours, situated on John Street, Hawthorn Campus, Swinburne University of Technology.

Digital vouchers can and may be delivered prior to 5th November 2021.

Application and allocation of vouchers will be conducted from 14th October 2021 until 14th November 2021. You may submit an application at any time during this period, and each application will be assessed individually.

Submitting an application does not guarantee automatic receipt of, or approval to receive a voucher.

The SSU will be assessing application eligibility based on student type, regional and remote identifiers, and current socio-economic status in line with voucher criteria.

By completing the application, the student agrees to SSU storing personal contact details, and acknowledges that they may be contacted by the SSU in relation to future promotional or advocacy activity. The student has the right to opt out of any future correspondence via unsubscribing where available, or via direct email reply.

The SSU has the right to end the program at any time should they see fit based on available voucher allocation.