FUNCTIONS OF THE COLLEGE COUNCIL AS DIRECTED BY THE CONTINUING EDUCATION AND TRAINING (CET) ACT 16 OF 2006, AS AMENDED BY ACT 1 OF 2013.
- The Council must perform all the functions, including the development of a College statute, which are necessary to govern the public College, subject to this Act and any applicable National or Provincial law.
- The Council must with the concurrence of the academic board: 2.1 Develop a strategic plan for the College which must: 2.1.1 Incorporate the mission, vision, goals and planning for funding of the college; 2.1.2 Address past imbalances and gender and disability matters; 2.1.3 Include safety measures for a safe learning environment for students, lecturers and support staff; and 2.1.4 Be approved by the Minister;
- Determine the language policy of the College, subject to the approval of the Minister; and
- Ensure that the College complies with the accreditation requirements necessary to provide learning programmes in terms of standards and qualifications as registered on the National Qualification Framework.
- 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 public College.
- Every student at a public College is subject to a code of conduct, disciplinary measures and procedures which are determined by the Council, subject to national policy.
- Subject to the applicable policy, the Council of the College determines the admission of the College, after consulting the academic board and with the approval of the Minister.
- The Council must appoint an auditor to audit records and financial statements
- The Council must report to the Minister on; a. The overall management and governance of the College b. The overall performance of students in the College programmes c. A duly audited statement of income and expenditure and balance sheet and cash flow statement.