Student-Staff Consultative Committees (SSCCs)
Students partnering with staff to shape academic program improvements
An SSCC meets twice a semester to discuss various opportunities to enhance program-related issues, such as:
- highlighting examples of good practice
- monitoring the delivery of the program against the program plan
- monitoring the delivery of courses against course guides
- monitoring the total student workload
- monitoring the general satisfaction of students with the program
- considering suggestions for modification and improvement to the program
- considering and seeking to resolve problems that are of concern to students undertaking the program
- making recommendations to appropriate managers on matters requiring action that the committee cannot resolve directly.
It is important to note that SSCCs work with issues and recommendations. They do not deal with official complaints or grievances about academic programs, staff or students. RMIT has a separate process for official complaints. Please click here.
Student representatives use their voice to advocate for their fellow students and collaborate with staff to enhance academic programs at RMIT.
They consult with their peers to identify program-related opportunities for improvement and present those issues at SSCC meetings. Most importantly, they then provide feedback to the other students on the results of the SSCCs achievements.
To become a student representative, you must nominate yourself for the role at the start of the year. Your School will hold an election if there are more nominations than places on the committee. All students in your study program can vote.
For Business students, visit the College of Business Student Representatives site.
As a student representative you get to collaborate with staff to enhance your academic program at RMIT. You’ll develop:
- strong advocacy skills
- the ability to manage meetings
- effective collaboration skills
- leadership confidence
- conversational skills, and
- the ability to problem-solve with peers in a professional environment.
You will be able to recognise your new skills through the RMIT Future Edge program and highlight these skills to potential employers via your resume and LinkedIn profiles.
Being a student representative, you can also attend SSCC induction training.
All representatives receive a manual to support you in your role:
You will be able to celebrate your achievements with other SSCC representatives and academics in your school as well as share these achievements with your classmates.
You can find your program SSCC Representative by following the links to your respective college:
As an SSCC Student Representative, you can attend free SSCC induction training delivered face to face to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge you will need to fulfil your role as an SSCC representative and expand your employability skills.
Training is held at the start of Semester 1 and Semester 2, and when training is available, you can book in via CareerHub.