The most integral body governing Boland College and stipulated by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Act 16 of 2006 is the College Council.
Every public college must establish a council, an academic board and a student representative council. Every public college may establish other structures as may be determined in the college statute.
A council member holds office for a period of five years: Provided that such a member remains eligible to be a member of that structure; and may not serve for more than two consecutive terms of office.
The Council of a Public College consists of:
- The principal;
- Five external persons appointed by the Minister of the Executive Council;
- The council must, in consultation with the Member of the Executive Council, appoint four additional external persons with financial, human resources and legal skills as members of the council;
- One member of the academic board elected by the academic board;
- One external member representing donors;
- One lecturer of the public college, elected by the lecturers of the college;
- One member of the support staff of the public college, elected by the support staff; and
- Two students of the public college, elected by the student representative council of Boland College.
The chairperson, vice-chairperson or other office-bearers of the council may not be students or members of the staff of the college, but the secretary may be a member of staff.
The council must, in consultation with the Member of the Executive Council, appoint four additional external persons with financial, human resources and legal skills as members of the council.
Facts & Responsibilities
The Council must, with the concurrence of the Academic Board:
- Develop a strategic plan for the public college which must incorporate the mission, vision, goals and planning for funding of the college;
- Address past imbalances and gender and disability matters;
- Include safety measures for a safe learning environment for students, lecturers and support staff; and
- Be approved by the Member of the Executive Council.
They must further:
- Determine the language policy of the public college, subject to the approval of the Head of Department;
- Ensure that the public college complies with accreditation requirements necessary to provide learning programmes in terms of standards and qualifications as registered on the National Qualifications Framework; and
- The council, after consultation with the student representative council, must provide for a suitable structure to advise on policy for student support services within the college.
Boland College boasts an Executive Committee (EXCO) with their roots firmly anchored in education while adding value with the knowledge and expertise they have gained in the private sector.
Broad Management Forum
The Broad Management Forum of Boland College consists of 33 members and has four levels of operations which include the Principal, Deputy Principals, Chief Financial Officer, Quality Manager, Senior Management and Management.