FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

What is VSA?

VSA is a 2000 member-strong organisation found across six university branches. We are not only focused upon bringing the fun to the social sphere but also strive to develop the full potential of our members professionally. Find out more about VSA here.

Is there a VSA at my university?

Currently, there are six university branches at the following campuses: UNSW (Kensington), USYD (Main Campus), USYD (Cumberland), UTS (Ultimo and Haymarket), UWS (Bankstown, Parramatta, Campbelltown) and MACQ (City and North Ryde).

How do I become a VSA member?

You can register to be VSA general member during your university’s Orientation Week at a VSA stall. Otherwise, if you attend any VSA event, just speak to any of our friendly committee members and they will be able to guide you through the registration process. Registration is only $5* for a year-long membership.

Do you have to be Vietnamese to join VSA?

No. VSA is open to any individual, irrespective of ethnicity, culture, religion or race. VSA is about sharing and appreciating Vietnamese culture – not necessarily being Vietnamese.

What would I receive in my membership?

For only $5*, your one-year membership rewards you generously.

All members receive a personal membership sticker to attach to their university ID. This sticker gives you exclusive discounts at any of our numerous partner stores. See here to see the full list of our discount partners.

Additionally, presenting your sticker at VSA events gives you access to special member rates (that are often as low as $0) for food and other goods. Clearly, the value of your membership fee can easily  be recouped by attending a few VSA events a year.

* For students from the University of Sydney, a $2 fee is required to become an ACCESS member before joining any clubs or societies.

I am interested in leadership and executive roles. Are there any opportunities in VSA to pursue such roles? 

Consider joining your university’s VSA committee. The ‘top 5’ include the President, two Vice-Presidents (Internal & External), Secretary and Treasurer. These are supported by the Directors and then General Executives. Check out the current committee members of your university here.

Opportunities to join the committee opens towards the end of the year. You can hear about these opportunities by keeping in touch with VSA via our social media channels and checking our website. Be advised that positions are limited and the applications process is highly competitive to ensure that the committees are formed by passionate and capable individuals.

What is VSA NSW State and how can I join?

The VSA NSW State Committee is the overseer of every other university branch VSA committee. The State Committee supports, co-ordinates and supervises the branches so that a unified standard of quality can be delivered to our members. The State Committee also hosts larger events open to members across universities.

Applications to the State Committee typically open towards the end of the year. You can keep in the know with these opportunities by following our social media channels and checking our website. Be advised that positions are limits and the applications process is especially competitive.

Where can I find a list of all the partnership discount deals I can take advantage of as a VSA member?

You can find a list of VSA partners offering exclusive discounts to VSA members here.

How do I find out more about becoming a sponsor or partner with VSA?

Find out more about what it is like to working with VSA by reading our Marketing Prospectus found here. Otherwise, you can contact us at via email at state.secretary@vsansw.org and our State Sponsorship Director will be in touch shortly.

Where can I find out about what upcoming events VSA has in store for me?

Check out our Events Calendar for upcoming events at various universities and those that are organised by the VSA State Committee here.

How can I volunteer with VSA?

Volunteering with VSA is simple. Just fill in the registration form here, and wait for an email requesting volunteers for an upcoming event.

How can the media get in contact with VSA?

Please contact VSA for media enquiries through state.secretary@vsansw.org and our State Vice-President (External) will be in touch.

Where can I provide feedback, contact or lodge a complaint in regards to VSA?

You can submit one of our contact forms here. Remember to enter a return email address, otherwise your form will be anonymous!