Elections are conducted by the University Secretary (as Returning Officer) for various positions on University Council, Boards and Committees. This site only deals with those elections undertaken by the University Secretary.

Higher Education Learning and Teaching Committee Student Positions

Higher Education students of the University are invited to nominate for election to positions on the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Committee (HELTC).

HELTC is responsible for oversight of academic quality in Higher Education coursework courses across the University. The Committee also provides recommendations to Academic Board on learning and teaching policy, strategies, initiatives and innovation.  HELTC assists the University to meet legislative and professional requirements, maintain academic standards and foster high-quality learning.

Positions for election

One student elected by and from the Higher Education undergraduate students of the University.  

One student elected by and from the postgraduate (coursework) students of the University.

Note: Students who are also members of staff are not eligible for the elected student positions.

Term of office

Student members will serve a one-year term.

Nomination Process

To nominate please email governance@cdu.edu.au. Please state clearly for which position you are nominating.

Nominations must be received by close of business Friday 22 June 2018.

Candidate statement

Candidates are encouraged to submit a statement or biography of up to 200 words with your nomination. If an election is required this statement will be available to voters on the online election system.


If the number of nominations for a category exceeds the number of vacant positions, an election will be held to decide the successful candidate(s). If the number of nominations for a category does not exceed the number of vacant positions the candidates will be declared elected.  Elections, if required, will be by online voting system.  Voting is not compulsory.  An email will be circulated with the link to the on-line voting system, and it will also be accessible from the Governance home page.

Further information

See the HELTC Terms of Reference

If you have any questions regarding the nomination and election process please contact:
University Secretary
Mr Ross Springolo
E: Ross.Springolo@cdu.edu.au.