RGIT Academic Board & Progress to Date
RGIT takes pride in informing you of our continued work towards upholding of our Vision and Mission as a quality Institute. We are pleased to inform you of the results of our latest Academic Board Meeting, and our progress to date. RGIT conducted its 21st Academic Board Meeting at Boardroom Level 7 of Melbourne Main Campus at RGIT House on Wednesday, 6 September 2017. The agenda included audit rectification actions and after-action review, workplace-based training, timetable development, updates on contextualisation of Cert. III Commercial Cookery units and discussion surrounding continued organisational growth.
RGIT Academic Board discussions and decisions to date have included the approval and formal implementation of:
- New Trainer Handbook
- Timetable Development Process
- Academic Integrity Check Process
- Academic Integrity and Progress Monitoring checklist
- Post-audit rectification program
- Staff Professional Development priorities and program
- Entire college calendar for events and key dates
- Initiation of updating website information and documents processes
- Student Satisfaction Surveys analysis and development
- Large number of unit assessments contextualisation
- Training resources and training needs review
- Initiation of further industry consultation for our course
- Review and implementation of updated Work-Based training process
RGIT Academic Board has been holding weekly meetings for the past few months now, making the academic aspect of RGIT more effective while at the same time meeting Australian Skills Quality Authority’s (ASQA) Standards for RTOs 2015.
Student Welfare and Academic Success are Primary Concerns
In upholding our Vision and Mission, RGIT established the RGIT Academic Board in September 2016. Its primary purpose? To oversee all aspects of students’ academic experience at RGIT, maintaining academic excellence and the integrity of our academic operations. One of the Board’s primary concerns is student welfare and student academic success. Made up of internal team members and external consultant and industry experts, all with a range of different backgrounds, particularly in training, assessment, instructional design and resource development, the Board provides advice and guidance, monitoring the professional standards of Trainers and curriculum while producing high-level Vocation Education experience for its valued students. The Board aims to consider and make key decisions regarding all academic and operational matters relating to Vocational Education at RGIT Australia.
The main functions of the Board will be to provide their expertise in the formation of both short- and long-term goals for RGIT. The Board will have oversight, monitoring functions in relation to Academic and Administrative matters concerning RGIT students. In practice, this means meeting regularly to make decisions on Policy and Procedural matters, as well as advising on strategic direction. Many topics are already in the agenda for the next Academic Board Meeting, which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 20 September 2017.