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Objectives of adult education institutions

The objectives of an adult education institution are—

        (a)     to perform its functions for the public benefit by—

              (i)     operating its businesses, delivering educational services and utilising assets that it manages on the State's behalf as efficiently as possible; and

              (ii)     ensuring that it is sustainable in the medium to long term; and

              (iii)     ensuring that its procedures, policies and practices are consistent with prudent commercial practice; and

              (iv)     endeavouring to maximise its contribution to the economy and well‑being of the State; and

        (b)     to provide the community served by the institution with efficient and effective adult, community and further education, vocational education and training, employment and other associated programs and services responsive to the needs of that community; and

        (c)     to facilitate adult, community and further education, knowledge acquisition and skills for employment through excellent teaching, innovation and educational leadership that delivers quality outcomes; and

        (d)     in the case of the governing board of AMES, monitor the structure, reach and accessibility of AMES services to maximise their availability to new and emerging communities and client groups; and

        (e)     in the case of governing boards except the governing board of AMES, make adequate arrangements for persons and groups which have not had or do not have adequate access to programs or services provided by the institution; and

        (f)     any other objective set out in—

              (i)     an Order in Council made under section 3.3.28 relating to the institution; or

              (ii)     if an Order in Council has been made under sections 3.1.11(2)(c) and  3.1.26AA for the establishment of a board of a TAFE institute to oversee and govern both a TAFE institute and the institution, an Order in Council under section 3.1.11(2) and 3.1.26AA to the extent that the objective relates to the institution.

S. 3.3.29B inserted by No. 73/2012 s. 26.

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