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The Board of Directors is the governing authority of RGIT Australia. It is responsible for overseeing operations, strategic direction and administration of the Institute. The Board ensures that the Institute fulfils its responsibilities as detailed in its Vision, Mission and Values while also making sure that RGIT continues to maintain its standard as a quality education provider.

Various committees have been established to provide the Board of Directors with advice and recommendations, or to execute specific responsibilities delegated to them by the Board.

The Executive Council is a primary decision-making body of RGIT. The Council is responsible for formulating strategic directions in business, marketing and academic plans and for making critical business and operational decisions.

The function of the Executive Council is to:

  • Set and implement strategic direction
  • Seek input from Board of Directors and Academic Board
  • Evaluate, co-ordinate and make critical decisions regarding business and operations of the Institute
  • Steer Continuous Improvement of the organisation
  • Set policy direction

Members

  • Chief Executive Officer (Chair)
  • Chief Operating Officer (Member)
  • Quality Assurance Manager (Member)
  • HR Officer (Member)

The Academic Board has principal responsibility for the development and maintenance of all academic policies and procedures of the Institution, including the ensuring of academic rigor in teaching and learning. To ensure academic integrity, the RGIT Academic Board functions independently of the controls of RGIT Management. The Board may seek input from various academic committees including the Quality Assurance Committee, various Vocational Education Committees, the Higher Education Committee, and External Business Advisory Council members. Generally, the Academic Board makes recommendations to the RGIT Executive Council.

The function of the RGIT Academic Board is to:

  • Manage all institutional academic programs, plans, policies and procedures and provide recommendations to the Executive Council based upon academic and industry best practices and in compliance with applicable regulatory educational frameworks and standards.
  • Monitor, review and implement applicable current and future educational, industry and regulatory standards changes relating to all VET and Higher Education programs.
  • Ensure continuous academic growth, expansion and integrity of all institutional academic activities. 
  • Have an oversight and monitoring function in relation to Academic and Administrative matters concerning students.

Members:

  • Staff Professional Development / Higher Education Administrator
  • Compliance Coordinator
  • Training Manager
  • International Student Services Manager
  • Domestic Student Services Manager
  • Academic Coordinator - EAL
  • Academic Coordinator – ELICOS
  • Academic Coordinator (Business/IT)
  • Academic Coordinator (Health Sciences)
  • Academic Coordinator (Hospitality)
  • External Representatives (industry/academic)

 

1. Higher Education Committee

To ensure the achievement of the higher education goals of the Institute. This committee will deliberate on TESQA’s guidelines on Higher Education for Private Providers, with a view to identifying, acquiring, collating, deploying and presenting documents and resources for TESQA’s approval or preferred partner’s acceptance for an MOU and programs launch.

The Committee’s main functions will include:

  • Review of relevant higher education applications guidelines with a view to ensuring the Institute’s adequate preparations for higher education applications submissions
  • Researching, benchmarking and identifying key requirements for higher education applications, such as structure, culture, process and applications management
  • Sourcing, collating and deploying resources for presentations and submissions
  • Manage partnership requirements, processes, relationships and timelines.

Members:

  • Academic Head – VET and Higher Education (Chair)
  • Associate Director
  • Staff Training Manager and Higher Education Coordinator
  • Academic Head – ELICOS
  • Academic Manager (VET FEE-HELP)
  • External Candidate (TBA)

 

2. Curriculum, Course Development and Review Committee

To ensure quality, competitiveness, currency and relevance of program course units. This committee will meet at intervals to deliberate on substantive submissions and recommendations from academic units and stakeholders, regarding new courses, structures, content and will make recommendations to the Academic Board.

The Committee’s main function is to:

  • Review and approve new course(s) or program proposals and make recommendations to the Academic Board for approval
  • Review proposed course structures, schedules, according to established Institute’s policies and guidelines, using active research and benchmarking to comply with industry and regulatory agencies
  • Consider, benchmark and approve new topics, courses and programs according to industry standards and RGIT’s policies and procedures
  • Report all recommendations to the RGIT Academic Board for final approval and transmission to the Institute’s Executive Council.

 

Members:

  • Academic Head – VET and Higher Education (Chair)
  • Academic Head – ELICOS
  • Academic Manager (VET FEE-HELP)
  • Operations and Compliance Manager
  • Coordinator (Business/IT)
  • Coordinator (Hospitality)
  • Coordinator (Nursing)

 

3. Staff Recruitment and Training Committee

To provide skill-specific advice and support to the institute’s Human Resources Manager on matters of both academic and professional recruitment, and in relation to the Institute’s strategic goals and objectives, as well as to ensure best practices, transparency and diversity.

The Committee’s main functions will include:

  • Endorse Human Resources plans in support of Institute’s strategic directions
  • Benchmark appraisals, and endorse performance and rewards instruments for institutional competitiveness, quality and strategic directions
  • Participate in interviews and provide advice on key institutional staffing processes.

Members:

  • Chief Operating Officer (Chair)
  • Training Manager and Higher Education Coordinator
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Academic Head – VET and Higher Education

 

4. Risk Management, Quality Assurance and Compliance Committee

To ensure continuous research and analysis of internal and external organizational environments, with a view to managing all weaknesses, threats and opportunities, toenable continuous quality improvements, necessary compliance requirements, overall stakeholder satisfaction and competitiveness.

The Committee’s main function is to:

  • Ensure implementation of all external regulatory compliance requirements, internal policies and procedures designed to foster good governance and academic credibility.
  • Manage the instruments, analysis and findings of all institutional research efforts, designed to ensure maximum stakeholder satisfaction, good governance and competitiveness
  • Monitor continuous improvements across organizational structure, culture and processes
  • Monitor and maintain quality teaching and assessment tools, and validation  methods for student satisfaction and compliance

Members:

  •                Chief Executive Officer - (Chair)
  •                Chief Operating Officer
  •                Compliance and Quality Assurance Manager
  •                Finance Manager
  •                Student Administration Manager
  •                Head of Marketing
  •               Academic Head – VET and Higher Education
  •                Academic Head – ELICOS
  •                Staff Training and Higher Education Coordinator

 

5. Complaints and Appeals Committee

The Complaint and Appeal Committee is responsible for investigating complaints and appeals formally lodged by students, forming resolutions and making recommendations to the Chief Operating Officer, Quality Assurance Manager, Director of Studies and Chief Executive Officer. Complaints and appeals made at education partner campuses are conducted by the concerned campus, however these may be referred to the Committee for further examination and recommendations.

Members:

  • Chief Operating Officer (Chair)
  • Director of Marketing and Sales (Co-chair)
  • Student Services Manager (Member)
  • VET FEE-HELP Administrator (Member)
  • HESG Coordinator (Member)
  • Communications Officer (Member)

 

6. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Committee

To manage overall institutional ICT framework, including requirements, resources, policies and procedures, and to ensure good governance and stakeholder satisfaction and accountability at all institutional levels.

The Committee’s main functions will include:

  • Overall monitoring, maintenance and responsibility for institutional ICT framework
  • Ensuring continuous alignment of ICT operations with institutional values and strategic directions
  • Support the roles of the ICT Department.

Members:

  • Chief Operating Officer (Chair)
  • Communications Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Librarian
  • Business/IT Coordinator

 

7. Library Committee

The Library Committee is responsible for providing advice and reporting to the Academic Board on matters pertaining to library resources and operations, and policies and procedures for library usage. The Committee is also responsible for providing data to the Academic Board on the current status of library collections, acquisitions and services and to provide a forum for communicating library policies and services to the RGIT Australia community. The Committee must also provide feedback on the effectiveness of services and to discuss initiatives for the provision of these services.

Members:

  • Librarian (Chair)
  • Academic Head - VET and Higher Education
  • Academic Head - ELICOS
  • ICT Department Representative

 

8. Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee is responsible for ensuring that all scholarships are allocated in accordance with the Institute’s legislation and policy and within the principles of equity and open competition.

Members:

  • Academic Head - VET and Higher Education
  • Academic Manager (VFH)
  • Academic Head - ELICOS
  • Marketing Manager (for new non-RGIT applicants)
  • Academic Departmental Coordinator (relevant to course applicant is applying for)
  • Applicant’s previous RGIT trainer (for continuing RGIT applicants only)
  • Compliance and Operations Manager (optional)

 

9. Student Counselling and Appeals Committee

The Student Counselling and Appeals Committee is responsible for implementing and overseeing procedures related to student appeals regarding academics such as unsatisfactory attendance and/or unsatisfactory course progress. 

The role of the Committee includes:

  • Investigating appeals
  • Counselling students
  • Coordinating intervention strategies
  • Making recommendations to management (Director of Studies, Operations & Compliance Manager)

Members:

  • Student Administration Manager (Chair)
  • Quality Assurance Manager (Member)
  • Student Welfare Officer (Member)
  • Relevant Academic Trainer (Member)

 

10. Tuition Fees Determining Committee

The Tuition Fees Determining Committee is responsible for establishing tuitions fees for all courses delivered by RGIT Australia. This committee’s scope covers tuition fees for international students, full-fee-paying domestic students, government-funded courses and the VET FEE HELP programme.

Major areas of responsibility for this committee include:

  • Researching tuition fees being implemented by other RTOs/Institutes
  • Reviewing fees each term and recommending necessary, logical and economically sustainable changes for required courses and students

Members:

  • Chief Executive Officer  (Chair)
  • Chief Operating Officer (Co-chair)
  • Academic Head - VET & Higher Education (Member)
  • Quality Assurance Manager (Member)
  • Finance and Account (Member)
  • Director Marketing and Sales (Member)