GSA ensures graduate student representation on 30 University and Faculty Committees. They ensure there is always a graduate student voice in the room.

Committee representation

A vital part of GSA's work is to ensure that graduate students have a direct say in how the university develops and behaves. Committees range from Academic and Chancellery through to University services and administration. 

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Academic Board

Has responsibility for the supervision and development of all academic activities of the University, including the maintenance of high teaching and research standards.

Regulation 4.1.R1 – Academic Board Composition And Procedures

Academic Programs Committee

Develops policy relating to all courses, including teaching and assessment, and oversees change and development of new courses.

APC composition and terms of reference

IT Committee

Provides input to the University’s IT policies and procedures across the university.

IT Committee composition and terms of reference

Libraries and Academic Resources Committee

Supervises the quality of services, and advises on policy and resources for the University’s libraries.

LARC composition and terms of reference

Melbourne Custom Programs Committee

Advises on policy for courses delivered by Melbourne Custom Programs, monitors quality and makes recommendations for new courses for MCP.

MCPC composition and terms of reference

Research Higher Degrees Committee

Advises on all matters affecting research higher degree courses (doctorates and masters), monitors current courses and advises on change.

RHDC composition and terms of reference

Selection Procedures Committee

Advises and makes recommendations on the selection of students into courses, subjects or groups of subjects; ensures quality of selection process and advises on scholarships and prizes.

SPC composition and terms of reference

Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance Committee

Advises on quality assurance policy and processes for teaching and learning in all award courses and subjects.

TALQAC composition and terms of reference

Academic Consultation and Coordination Committee

A University Executive committee comprised of Pro Vice Chancellors and heads of Faculties and Services, that advises on top-line academic issues.

ACCC terms of reference

Creating Interdisciplinary Collisions for Students group

Focused on developing an annual package of activities to bring together graduate students from different disciplines.

Elected Representatives Group

Elected representatives of GSA and UMSU who meet regularly with Chancellery to discuss issues pertinent to students

Flexible Academic Programming Project - Curriculum Sharing


Flexible Academic Programming Project - Semester Structure


Flexible Academic Programming Project - University Timetabling


Respect Working Group


SSAF Consultative Committee


Student Precinct Steering Committee

Oversees the decision-making and planning necessary for the Student Precinct

Sustainability Executive Committee

Leads development of the University's Sustainability Plan and advises onsustainability-related matters


Collects, analyses and interprets University data on gender equity to use in developing a gender equity action plan. Part of the SAGE Athena SWAN initiative. 

Central Human Research Ethics Committee

Oversees all matters pertaining to ethics review of human research at the University

CHREC membership

Research Ethics and Integrity Strategy Committee

Oversees and advises on ethics and integrity programs. Aligns strategic activities across the range of ethics and regulatory requirements for the University. 

REISC terms of reference (not available on website)

Research Training Advisory Committee

Co-ordinates delivery of research training for the University and works with faculties and graduate schools to strengthen research outcomes

RTAC membership and terms of reference

Mental Health Promotion and Strategy Working Group


Childcare Management Advisory Committee

Facilitates cooperation and communication between child care staff, management and parents for the University's child care centre

CCMAC membership and terms of reference

Lorna Stirling Fund Committee

Makes recommendations on the awarding of Lorna Stirling Fund Scholarships

Lorna Stirling Fund Committee composition

Arts Faculty Board

Considers key matters of Arts Faculty business for the purpose of consultation and consideration at the Faculty level.

Arts Faculty Board terms of reference (not available online)

Arts Graduate Studies Committee

Advises and communicates on graduate coursework programs in the Faculty of Arts, oversees  related course changes and policies.

Arts Graduate Studies Committee terms of reference (only accessible online by Arts staff)

Faculty of Science Graduate Academic Programs Committee

Advises and communicates on graduate coursework programs in the Faculty of Science, oversees related course changes and policies.

Terms of reference (not available online)