Professional Development

ANZSSA offers a range of professional development activities for members. Regional Groups and Professional Focus Groups are able to apply for funding to support professional development activities. An application for this funding must be submitted at least 60 days before the event is scheduled. For further information download the Professional Development Proposal Request Form.

International Links


An agreement between ANZSSA and NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) to facilitate professional exchanges in conjunction with each organisation’s conference program provides a wonderful opportunity for ANZSSA members to gain a valuable experience of student services (Australia) and student affairs (USA) through visits to universities in both countries, professional meetings, dialogue and cultural exchange. ANZSSA members are encouraged to get involved.


ANZSSA and the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) also have a professional exchange that sponsors a member of each organisation to attend the other’s conference.

Other Student Services Associations:

AMOSSHE, the United Kingdom Student Services Association
APSSA Asia Pacific Student Services Association
CSSI, the Confederation of Student Services in Ireland (CSSI)
IASAS, the International Association of Student Affairs and Services
Professional Development Proposal Template
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ANZSSA Conference 2018

Your Invitation

The University of Melbourne is delighted to welcome delegates to our wonderful city for the ANZSSA 2018 Conference in December 2018. We look forward to seeing old friends and new faces back to Melbourne after many years away.

Our theme, “Authentic Partnerships for Quality Outcomes” aims to provide opportunities to learn new ways to enable students to achieve their educational and life goals through actively working together.

We invite you to help us shape a dynamic program of seminars, workshops and papers so that outcomes from the conference can inspire you to influence and shape your practice and approach to supporting students.

After the conference sessions we promise you a social program that will show you the best that Melbourne has to offer. Gourmet food, art lined laneways and a bustling arts scene are a short tram trip away from the University’s cloisters in elegant Parkville. After hours the city’s hidden eateries, bars and nightspots are perfect to continue networking and make new friends. The finest coffee outside of Italy will ensure you make it to your session the following morning.

So please join us at the University of Melbourne, in December in Australia’s Education State.

2018 ANZSSA Conference Organising Committee

For more information, go to the ANZSSA 2018 website

ANZSSA 2018 Student Conference Sponsorship

To ensure the student voice is represented, ANZSSA has the pleasure of offering funding for a student studying and located in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand to put towards conference costs. These two students will have the opportunity to engage with a variety of students and staff from other institutions, represent the New Zealand experience on a student panel, further develop their leadership skill set, and share their learnings with their own student community. Download and complete the application form below:

Application for sponsorship for student studying in Australia

Application for sponsorship for student studying in Aotearoa New Zealand

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