(1) The board of a TAFE institute must at the direction of the Minister and at the time or times determined by the Minister, prepare and submit to the Minister for acceptance a strategic plan for the operation of the institute.
(2) A strategic plan must be prepared in accordance with the guidelines established by the Minister from time to time.
(3) The Minister may—
(a) accept a strategic plan; or
(b) accept a strategic plan with amendments; or
(c) refuse to accept a strategic plan.
S. 3.1.18A(3A) inserted by No. 69/2015 s. 12.
(3A) If the Minister refuses to accept a strategic plan under subsection (3)(c), the board of the TAFE institute must, at the time or times determined by the Minister, amend and resubmit the strategic plan to the Minister for acceptance.
(4) The board of a TAFE institute must advise the Minister if it wishes to exercise its functions in a manner inconsistent with its accepted strategic plan.
S. 3.1.18B inserted by No. 71/2010 s. 59.