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TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute - Governance Arrangements
The TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute operates within a network of ten institutes which in turn are part of the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET). The Institute Director is supported in the role of leading the Institute by external and internal governance committee arrangements.
The key external committees are the Institute Advisory Council and the Institute Consultative Committee. The Institute Advisory Council acts as a representative body to ensure that the needs of TAFE customers continue to be a high priority in the planning and delivery of courses and services. The Institute Consultative Committee provides the opportunity for the Institute to work collaboratively with unions to address matters of mutual concern.
An internal committee governance framework supports the conduct of business and decision making in the Institute. The pre-eminent committee is the Western Sydney Institute Board (WSI Board). The Board’s role is to provide strategic advice and guidance to achieve and maintain the Institute’s vision of being a recognised leader in the provision of quality education and training that meets the diverse needs of its customers. The WSI Board is supported in its role by ction groups namely:
- Aboriginal Advisory Committee
- Educational Leadership Group
- Innovation and Improvement Group
- Institute Environmental Reference Group
The role of these action groups is to advise the WSI Board on policies, priorities, strategies and initiatives to assist the Institute to achieve its strategic directions and to continuously improve performance. Each action group is comprised of a cross section of Institute Managers and operates with a set Terms of Reference. Additionally, the Aboriginal Advisory Committee comprises Aboriginal staff, Aboriginal community workers and elders.