In addition to our extensive links with the photography and creative industries, PSC has well established structures of leadership, academic governance, management and administration. The following governance structures provide quality oversight across all of the College's operations:
The Board of Photography Holdings Pty Ltd, the ‘Governing Body’, provides leadership, strategic guidance and oversight of governance and management for the company and its operation. It ensures that systematic reviews are undertaken and strategies are implemented to improve the College’s institutional performance.
In line with the requirements of effective corporate governance, the Board of Photography Holdings Pty Ltd has five subcommittees:
Higher Education Council
Regulatory Compliance Committee
1. Higher Education Council
The Higher Education Council advises the Board on direction for, and oversight of, all the College's higher education policies, activities and courses; the College's corporate and academic governance; and the overall operation of the College from a strategic perspective. The Higher Education Council consists of eight members including two external senior academics. All strategic planning is undertaken with advice from the Higher Education Council.
The Higher Education Council is chaired by Mr Jim Davidson and membership consists of: Ms Julie Abramson, Mr John Waters, Professor Chris Ryan, Dr Heather Davis, Mr Phil Ingerson, Dr Damian Barry and Ms Julie Moss.
The Audit Committee maintains the responsibility to oversee the adequacy of the company’s corporate reporting, external audit and corporate risk management, and compliance processes. The Audit Committee is chaired by Mr Phil Ingerson and membership consists of: Ms Carol Hill and Ms Julie Moss.
4. Regulatory Compliance Committee
The Regulatory Compliance Committee maintains the oversight and provides assistance to the Board of Photography Holdings Pty Ltd, in relation to the College’s compliance with the terms and conditions of its registration as a higher education and vocational education provider, and other educational regulatory requirements (e.g. CRICOS). The Regulatory Compliance Committee membership consists of regulatory and legal expertise and is chaired by Ms Julie Abramson, with committee members: Ms Fiona Kerr, Mr David Symonds and Ms Julie Moss.
5. DigiTech Committee
The Board has further established a DigiTech Committee with the purpose of oversight of the College's technology systems and the provision of strategic guidance on technology trends and proposed technology strategies and investments to ensure educational and academic excellence. It monitors and provides guidance to the Board on digital transformation, technology and technology related systems. The DigiTech Committee is chaired by Mr Phil Ingerson and membership includes Mr Adnan Selimanovic and Mr Jim Davidson. It is supported by the College's Chief Technology Officer, Ms Kathryn Vinella, and Mr Oliver Dauncey.
STUDENT CONSULTATIVE FORUM
The College established a Student Consultative Forum in 2017 to provide students with an opportunity to provide feedback and student perspective on academic matters including policies and student experience. The Forum is chaired jointly by the Chair of the Academic Board and the Chair of the Higher Education Council and involves students nominated from the entire higher education student body. The Forum meets biannually and members participated in the Board's strategic planning sessions in 2018 and 2022.
Registered Training Organisation Code: 0111
Vocational Education & Training (VET)
The VET Programs Advisory Committee for the Advanced Diploma of Photography and Certificate IV in Photography & Digital Imaging is made up of photography industry experts from Australia and is chaired by past Australian Institute of Professional Photography president and award winning photographer, Mr Ian van der Wolde. Other members include experts such as Mr Mark Munro, Ms Sally Brownbill, Ms Julie Ewing and Mr Daniel Pockett.
It ensures that College courses keep pace with the rapid and ongoing technological changes in the photography and digital media industries. Staff members include Ms Sarina Lirosi and Mr Nic Kocher.
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL STANDING
Provider Name: Photography Studies College (Melbourne) Unit Trust
ABN: 58 860 041 097
Date of Statement of Financial Standing to 30th of June 2022
This section provides selected information about PSC's financial standing as required by TEQSA.