Student elections for Council and the Education and Research Board

Students are encouraged to become a member of the University Council and the Education and Research Board (ERB). This is an excellent opportunity for students to be involved in the decision making process of the University.


Council is the governing body accountable to the Government for the strategic direction and superintendence of the University. It is responsible for ensuring the systems and processes to direct and control the university's operations are established and working effectively. In addition, Council fosters a culture which allows the university to deliver to all of its stakeholders outcomes in line with its mission and strategic goals.

Council has members from within and external to the University and members must act in the interest of the whole University rather than that of their constituencies.

Two students are to be elected by and from students enrolled as students of the University. One student in an academic program or courses of study in higher education or conducting research and another student in technical and further education programs (TAFE)

The term of office for the two positions will commence 1 January 2010 and will expire on 31 December 2010

Education and Research Board

Council oversees and monitors the University's academic activities through its Education and Research Board. The Education and Research Board is responsible to Council for academic oversight of the University's teaching and learning and research activities across further education, vocational education and higher education. This includes provision of advice to Council on the conduct and content of such research, academic programs and courses, the awarding of degrees, diplomas, certificates and other awards, and the delivery of educational and research support services.

Students are to be elected by and from students enrolled as students of the University. Positions are available for one student enrolled in postgraduate studies and two students enrolled in undergraduate study.

The term of office for the above three positions will commence 1 December 2009 and will expire on 30 November 2010. 

To be eligible for any of the above positions, please fill out the appropriate nomination form below. All nominations must be received at the Governance and Policy Branch by no later than 5.00pm on Friday 25 September 2009.

If a ballot is required, it will be from 9.00am Monday 12 October 2009 to 5.00pm Friday 23 October 2009.

Council nomination form for a Higher Education students

Council nomination form for TAFE students

ERB nomination form for Postgraduate student

ERB nomination form for Undergraduate students

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