The IACRR team undertakes audit and risk management programs of activity as approved by the Audit and Risk Management Committee.These programs are practical in nature and extend across RMIT and its controlled entities.
The Compliance function maintains the overarching compliance and privacy management frameworks, oversees and monitors compliance performance across the RMIT Group and provides advice on legislative compliance and privacy requirements.
The focus of the Compliance function is to:
- Maintain the overarching compliance, privacy and freedom of information management frameworks
- Oversee and monitor compliance performance University-wide
- Provide advice on legislative compliance and privacy requirements
- Implement and maintain effective compliance related training
- Undertake compliance process audits
- Investigate and resolve privacy / compliance complaints and reported breaches
- Liaise internally and externally on compliance related matters
- Regularly report to the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive and Council’s Audit and Risk Management Committee.
The Regulation function supports RMIT’s compliance and quality assurance with key regulatory frameworks related to RMIT’s education operations. Roles and responsibilities include:.
- Strategic engagement with external regulators, planning and coordination of external reviews
- Management of university registrations and responses to regulatory agencies (TEQSA, ASQA, CRICOS, VRQA)
- Advice and training on issues relating to compliance and quality assurance in all jurisdictions where RMIT is operating including third parties and branch campus locations
- Oversight and implementation of the ESOS framework
- Management of RMIT’s CRICOS Provider registration requirements
- Advisory services to support implementation of new or amended regulations
- Administration of student loan programs including US and Canadian Financial Aid
- Undertake regulatory compliance assessments
- Regularly report to the Education Innovation and Quality Committee and Academic Board
The Risk Management function has responsibility for the coordination of risk management activities within the University and is also responsible for the general management, administration, maintenance and development of the insurance related business of the University and its controlled entities.
Risk Management services
- assisting management to identify risks and develop risk mitigation and monitoring strategies as part of the risk management framework
- facilitating risk management workshops
- risk advisory service for staff and project teams
- facilitating risk management education / awareness sessions
- advice and training regarding the use of risk management application tools
- monitoring and reporting on the implementation of risk management strategies
- support business units in the creation and revision of business continuity plans
The University’s Insurance Office manages the protection and insurance arrangements within RMIT, with the exception of workers compensation which is managed by Human Resources. The University has a comprehensive insurance program protecting its assets, staff and students. The design and level of cover is reviewed annually following consideration of operating risks and changes in the marketplace.
Insurance management includes:
- Ensuring that the University, its staff, students and controlled and affiliated entities have appropriate levels of insurance coverage for the range of activities undertaken and placing additional cover where required
- Managing the organisation-wide collection of data for the annual declaration of activities to the University’s insurers/underwriters
- Strategic design, oversight and placement of the University’s insurance program
- Provision of policy interpretation and advice to insured parties
- Liaising with the University’s insurance broker to ensure the timely provision of claims notifications received from all areas of the business.
- Assisting insured parties with claims management and advice
The Internal Audit group provides an independent and objective review and advisory service.
The group provides assurance to RMIT Council and the Vice-Chancellor that the financial and operational controls designed to manage the University’s risks and achieve the University’s objectives are operating in an efficient, effective and ethical manner, and assists management in improving the University’s and its operating entities’ business performance.
Internal Audit activities include:
- Compliance audits
- Financial and operational controls audits
- Performance improvement audits
- Advisory services