2019 Council elections

Notice of election – Student-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 council.secretariat@rmit.edu.au

Questions around the electoral process can be directed to elections@rmit.edu.au

Nomination Period

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 elections@rmit.edu.au.

Contested Election

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
Email: elections@rmit.edu.au.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.