College council

College Council Introduction

The Further Education and Training Colleges Act of 2006 as amended, states that “every public Further Education and Training institution must establish a council, an academic board, a student representative council and such other structures as may be determined by the council”.

The College Council’s role is to establish and monitor systems and processes to set strategic direction, establish the purpose, values, goals and objectives of the college as well as to identify and manage performance expectations and monitor achievements.

The role of the College Council fits into five broad areas. The College Council is responsible for establishing, implementing and monitoring policy in relation to each of these areas:

  • Strategic development
  • Financial leadership and management
  • College Council-Principal relationships, including the
  • appointment of the Principal
  • Provision of facilities and resources
  • Risk management and compliance
  • Strategic development
  • The focus of the College council predominantly on the entire
  • Administration of the college and to ensure that the college
  • Management is responsive to the responsiveness to needs of the community and business.