Student-staff consultative committees (SSCCs)
Represent your peers in your academic program…
What does an SSCC do?
SSCCs discuss program-related issues, like;
- course and program structure
- teaching methods
- access to resources and facilities
- class sizes
Note: SSCCs do not deal with complaints or grievances about staff or students, or student rights issues (such as appeals) which have separate processes.Back to top
How often does an SSCC meet?
Committees normally meet twice a semester with the first meeting during the month after classes start. Additional meetings can be called by students under specific circumstances or by the Chairperson or Head of School.Back to top
What does a student representative do?
Student representatives are the voice of the student body in their study program. They consult with their peers to find out what program-related issues are of concern to them and present those issues for discussion at SSCC meetings, then provide feedback to the other students on the results of the consultations.Back to top
How do I become a student representative?
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.Back to top
What do I get for my involvement as a student representative?
Aside from the good feeling that you are helping to improve the learning experience for yourself and other RMIT students, you gain valuable leadership skills for your future career. As a student representative you can attend a free, three-hour interactive training session. Book for SSCC training
At the session you will receive an SSCC Manual (PDF 484kb 24p). When you have completed the training and the required number of hours of active participation in your committee recorded on an Activity Record Sheet (PDF 108kb 2p), you become eligible for an RMIT LEAD certificate signed by the Vice-Chancellor.Back to top