Operating context

The program manager’s role is framed by two key areas; strategy, and governance.


The Strategic Plan, “Ready for Life and Work: Shaping RMIT to 2020” sets out RMIT’s goals and priorities and guides the development of University plans.


RMIT Council is the governing authority of the University and is responsible for ‘the direction and superintendence of the University’.

The Academic Board, established under the RMIT Act 2010 [PDF, 756KB, 69 pages], is authorised to ‘advise and recommend to Council the requirements for all higher education and vocational education and training awards conferred by the university’.

The Academic Board includes the Education Committee, the Research Committee, and the Vocational Education Committee.

VET Committee shapes and reviews RMIT’s strategy as it relates to Vocational Education and Training, and supports the implementation of the University’s VET Strategy.

University contacts

College contacts