The Academic Board is the principal academic body of the University. The purpose of Academic Board is twofold:
- academic oversight of programs and courses of study in Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training in the University;
- advice of an academic nature to Council on the conduct and content of those programs and courses.
In particular, the Academic Board is responsible for:
- creating awareness of and providing leadership in relation to contemporary educational issues;
- establishing a quality assurance framework for learning, teaching and research;
- providing advice and reporting to the Vice-Chancellor on matters relating to learning, teaching and research;
- regularly reviewing and evaluating the performance of the Academic Board and reporting outcomes to Council; and,
- providing Council with information as requested.
The Board comprises 32 members of which 23 are ex officio members and nine elected members from academic, teaching, professional and general staff and students of the University.