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HETI is a registered higher education provider. As a provider, HETI must comply with the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015 that sit under the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011. Learn more about our Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) accreditation.
There are two principal governance committees for HETI Higher Education which entitles it to oversee higher education delivery. These are:
The academic board is responsible for ensuring the organisation’s higher education objectives are met. It takes responsibility for academic policy making; academic management; and oversight of best practice in teaching and learning.
The Higher Education Academic Board reports to the Higher Education Governing Council.
The governing council exercises overall responsibility for pursuing the mission and goals of higher education listed in the Higher Education Strategic Plan.
View the Higher Education Governance Model.
The members of governing committees are listed below:
Professor Christine Bennett AO
Dean of Medicine & Chair of College MedicineUniversity of Notre Dame Australia
Dr Toby Raeburn
Lecturer in Mental HealthCourse Coordinator, Bachelor of NursingSydney Nursing School, The University of Sydney
Dr Fiona Shand
Associate Lecturer at NDARCTeam coordinator for the Comorbidity and Trauma Study (CATS), University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Dr Meg Smith
APS, Fellow Australia Psychological Society (FAPS)
Ms Kirstie Aggs
Executive Director Leadership, Management Development and Design
Ms Rhonda Loftus
Executive Director, HETI Higher Education
Dr Roderick McKay
Director Psychiatry & Mental Health Programs
Dr Silke O’Callaghan
Director Education & Training
Dr Ashleigh Boyle
Frameworks Coordinator, Psychiatric Medicine and Applied Mental Health Studies
Applied Mental Health Studies
Ms Leila Sara
Executive Assistant to HETI Higher Education Executive Director
Dr Nick O'Connor
Clinical Director, North Shore Ryde Mental Health Service
Mr Brian Jackson
Director of Finance and Corporate Services, The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
Dr Iain Perkes
The University of New South Wales, Black Dog Institute
Ms Susan Palmer
Dr Murray Wright
Chief Psychiatrist, Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol
Ms Joanne Seymour
Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Dean of Medicine & Chair of College Medicine University of Notre Dame Australia
Adjunct Professor Annette Solman
Chief Executive Health Education and Training Institute
The governing body meets Australian residency membership requirements. All members have been established as fit and proper persons.
The corporate operations of HETI are defined by the legislative provisions under which it is established, the Health Services Act 1997 (NSW), and the role and functions delegated to HETI by the Secretary of the NSW Ministry of Health.
HETI was established as a Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporation. In lieu of a board the Chief Executive operates under Sections 52B, 52C and 52E of the Act.
The Chief Executive has equivalent authority to a Board and answers to the NSW Health Secretary who reports to the Premier of NSW Government. Learn more about HETI’s governance.
For more details regarding the governance and operations of HETI Higher Education, including the location of governance and management please contact us.