Student Advisory Committee and Student Representatives

The role of the Student Advisory Committee

The Student Advisory Committee is a forum for the consideration, assessment and evaluation of the quality of academic and administrative procedures. This includes the implementation of policies and procedures, and ensuring that the ethical and professional delivery of the college's courses is in accordance with the Code of Practice and the Code of Educational Practice in Teaching and Learning.

A Student Advisory Committee is convened at each campus of the college to assist the Academic Council and the Learning and Teaching Committee to monitor quality assurance in learning and teaching. The functions of the Student Advisory Committee are to monitor and assess the delivery of current theory and practice as it relates to the educational outcomes of the college’s courses. The Student Advisory Committee in each campus assesses the implementation of, and identifies the need for, academic policies and procedures.

The Student Advisory Committee monitors the entire learning environment of the campus, including the library, student recreational facilities, teaching resources, and learning materials. The Committee recommends to the Learning and Teaching Committee adaptations and modifications to the curriculum when necessary. It ensures the ethical and professional delivery of training in accordance with the college’s Code of Practice.

Membership of the Student Advisory Committee on each campus is comprised of academic staff, student representatives and representatives of the teaching staff.

The role of a Student Representative

The role and function of a Student Representative is to liaise with the student body to accurately and objectively represent students’ suggestions, ideas, information and concerns to the Student Advisory Committee. Each campus of the college has a Student Advisory Committee to assist the Academic Council and the Teaching and Learning Committee with the implementation of the Code of Practice for Teaching and Learning, and any other academic, administrative or operational issues.

Students may nominate any student currently enrolled. A student may self-nominate should they possess the interest and commitment to represent the student body. A Student Representative is invited onto the Student Advisory Committee based on the student’s overall suitability, availability and the number of nominations received. The primary task of a Student Representative is to represent the views, opinions and concerns of the student body, and to represent the outcomes of the college’s Student Advisory Committee deliberations to the student body.

Each Student Representative will attend three Student Advisory meetings per year. In addition, two Student Representatives will be asked to attend meetings of the Academic Council, which meets four times per year, and the Teaching and Learning Committee, which meets every month.

The Student Representatives have the responsibility to students to:

  • be available to listen to student views and concerns, and actively represent them in an objective and accurate manner
  • attend scheduled Student Advisory Committee meetings throughout the academic year
  • provide accurate feedback to the student body on the proceedings of the Student Advisory Committee

The Student Representatives have the responsibility to the Student Advisory Committee to:

  • actively participate on the Student Advisory Committee as a Student Representative
  • accurately and objectively present the views and concerns of the student body
  • accurately and objectively present the views and outcomes of the Student Advisory Committee to the student body