Notice of election – Student-elected member of Council
Notice of election – staff-elected member of Council
RMIT Council is the governing body of the University; its responsibilities are set out within the RMIT Act 2010 (PDF 342kb) and include oversight and review of the management, performance and corporate activities of the University. Visit the RMIT Council page for further information on Council and its committees.
Call for nominations
Nominations for the election of one member of RMIT Council, by and from the students of the University for a term commencing 1 November 2019 and concluding 31 October 2020, will open on 16 September 2019.
Eligibility to nominate
All eligible persons may self-nominate by completing the online nomination form.
To be eligible, a person must:
- be currently enrolled as a student of RMIT University; and
- have maintained an enrolment load of at least .5 EFTSL over the year preceding the term of office, or hold a university approved absence for a student leadership role; and
- be located in Australia; and
- not be a director of another educational institution; and
- satisfy the fit and proper person requirements specified by TEQSA
- provide a statement that they will, during the election period, and if the successful candidate, during the term on Council, comply with the requirements of the RMIT Act 2010, the University's statute, regulations and policies, and the Council Charter, and will complete AICD training as determined by Council.
Completed nomination forms must be received by the Returning Officer no later than 12noon on Monday, 23 September 2019.
Further information on the commitment, responsibilities, and requirements associated with being a staff-elected member of Council can be found on the Information for Candidates page.
Any questions around the role or responsibilities can be directed to email@example.com
Questions around the electoral process can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations are open from 16 September 2019 and will close at 12pm on Monday 23 September 2019
How to Nominate
Candidates may self-nominate by completing and submitting the online nomination form before the close of nominations.
Candidate photograph and statement
Candidates may submit an appropriate photograph and statement of no more than 350 words in support of their candidacy. These may be submitted via the online nomination form, and will be made available to the electorate at large.
Withdrawal of Nomination
A nominee may, no later than three (3) academic days following the close of nominations withdraw their nomination by notice in writing to the Returning Officer via email@example.com.
In the event of a contested election an electronic ballot will be conducted from 30 September to 12pm 7 October 2019.
For further information, refer to the University Elections page.
Returning Officer: Nicole Knight