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EIA Governance

Legal Status

EIA is a Company established as Edvantage Institute Australia Pty Ltd to primarily establish, operate, maintain and promote the delivery of higher education programs in Australia that meet the Higher Education Standards Framework.
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Governance

EIA is committed to governance practices that allow the company to effectively and efficiently meet its objectives and goals, to remain a challenging and relevant leader in the education sector and to continue to meet its regulatory and financial obligations and responsibilities.

EIA’s governance framework is defined by the core roles and responsibilities of the three principal bodies for institutional governance:

EIA Governance Graph

Board of Directors

is the corporate governing body which sets overall strategic directions and the policies and processes necessary to achieve institutional objectives and performance targets and to sustain the quality of higher education that is offered. It is ultimately responsible to shareholders and stakeholders for both corporate and academic outcomes. The Board of Directors assures itself that the organisation is financially viable and has the capacity to continue to apply sufficient financial and other resources to maintain viability of the entity and its business model, to meet and continue to meet the requirements of the Higher Education Standards Framework. It is accountable for all of the operations in or from Australia, including accountability for the award of higher education qualifications and the accuracy and integrity of its representation directly or through agents and other parties.

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Academic Board

is the academic governing body which sets and oversees the policies and processes necessary to achieve intended academic outcomes consistent with Edvantage Institute Australia’s overall strategic directions. The Academic Board is constituted with independent members who provide independent academic advice for informed and competent decision making and direction setting. Academic Board sets academic standards and monitors academic outcomes. It is delegated responsibility by the Board of Directors and is accountable to the Board of Directors for academic outcomes. The meetings of the Academic Board are attended by elected student representative(s) to ensure that the student body has a voice and participates in the deliberative and decision-making process of the organisation.

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Executive Management

includes the General Manager and other senior executives and managers, and the Academic Director. The Executive Management is responsible for implementing policies, programs and processes, including the making of decisions about staffing, budgets, infrastructure, etc. It is delegated responsibility by the Board of Directors and is accountable to the Board of Directors for effective implementation of both corporate and academic objectives. The General Manager is ultimately responsible for the staffing in the organisation and may delegate decision making on staffing and budgeting to other members of the Executive Management.

 

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EIA Operation Structure

EIA Staff Operation Structure

Student Participation in EIA Governance

Our governing bodies focuses on upholding academic governance as a crucial step to safeguard the quality of higher education services.

Student can get involved in academic governance at EIA by:

  • providing student feedback Teaching Evaluation Survey, Student Experience Survey and Graduate Destination and Outcomes Survey

  • participating in student associations and special-interest groups such as the Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander Student Association, Student Experience Group, industry-specific student bodies and extra-curricular student associations.

EIA will collect feedback and information from the surveys and student associations and bodies to shape course developments, campus facilities, support services and technologies in order to enhance student learning experience, academic progression and performance.

To provide feedback to EIA, please email feedback@eia.edu.au.

Student Code of Conduct

The Student Code of Conduct Policy outlines the system used for ensuring students meet the behaviour requirements of EIA. The Students Code of Conduct emphasises the importance of always treating each other fairly, ethically and with respect and dignity.

EIA will ensure that all students have the right to:

  • be treated courteously and with respect;

  • be free from interference, discrimination and intimidation regardless of racial, sexual, cultural and religious difference, age, disability or socio-economic status;

  • be able to work and learn in a supportive and cooperative environment;

  • work and learn in a safe, clean and orderly environment, and

  • express and share ideas and to ask questions.

EIA expects students to:

  • treat EIA’s property and all community members with respect;

  • refrain from any dishonest or unethical work and behaviour, avoid academic misconduct and comply with the Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure;

  • submit assignments on time, be punctual for classes and maintain consistent attendance by attending all classes and assessments. The minimum required level of attendance is 80% of the scheduled session. For international students studying courses longer than 20 weeks, attendance will be reviewed every 10 weeks of the total duration of the course from the commencement date. This requirement is student behaviour;

  • complete all assessments, meet the requirements, terms and conditions contained in the Student Application Policy and Procedure (Domestic/International), the Student Enrolment Policy and Procedure;

  • comply with the terms of any agreed intervention strategy as per the Student Progress and At-Risk Policy and Procedure; and

  • make full payment of fees by the due date as per the Fees and Charges Policy and Procedure.

EIA also expresses further expectations and standards of student behaviour in the classroom environment and on campus in the Student Code of Conduct Policy.