The Council is the governing authority of the University and is responsible for the direction and superintendence of the University. The governance model of the University is based on its Council being comprised largely of external members but including members of the University's key internal stakeholders: the Vice-Chancellor and Chair, Academic Board.
External and internal members play a significant role in Council's major committees. External members bring to the University independent judgement and a range of expertise that is not readily available at the University. However, external members may have less detailed knowledge of the institution than their internal counterparts. This mixed membership of the governing body is designed to ensure appropriate governance accountability for the University.
Call for Nominations for a Staff and Student Member on Council
In December 2015 the Victorian Government amended the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 to reinstate the requirement for universities to have a staff and student representative on their governing councils.
On 13 May 2016 the Federation University Australia Council approved amendments to University Statute 7.1 and Regulations 2.1 and 7.1 so as to specify the eligibility requirements and election procedures for the staff and student representatives.
Nominations are now called for one eligible staff representative* and one eligible student representative* as follows:
*Note that the final appointment of the staff and student representative is subject to the University receiving approval for the amendments to Statute 7.1 by the Hon Steve Herbert MP, Minister for Training and Skills.
Mr Adrian Tinetti
Secretary to Council
25 July 2016