VCA Committee

The aims and objectives of the Victorian College of the Arts Department are:

(a)   to provide a suitable cultural and social climate on campus and create opportunities for, and encourage, the development of social interaction between Students.
(b)   to provide for, protect and develop the interests of Students with regard to financial, social, educational, professional and welfare matters and encourage interest groups and clubs and societies on campus.
(c)   to represent Students’ interests in any matters as deemed necessary or desirable by the Department.
(d)   to provide, or ensure the provision of, facilities and services for the academic support, professional education, refreshment, entertainment, recreation and convenience of Students.
(e)   to occupy and operate premises, which shall be a common meeting place and social centre for Students.
(f)    to assume other such responsibilities and organise and direct such activities as may be deemed appropriate for giving expression to the interests of the Department, or for carrying out any of the objects aforesaid.
(g)  to be represented within UMSU and to cooperate with the Departments of UMSU and contribute to the specified aims and objectives of UMSU.
(h)  to afford a recognised means of communication between students and the authorities of the campus, University, the community at large and other organisations of students.

Notice of Casual Vacancy and Temporary Appointment

Nicholas Lam has ceased their term as VCA Campus Coordinator effective from 10/04/2018, creating a casual vacancy. An unscheduled meeting of the VCA Committee has been called for June 21 (location TBA) to consider filling the casual vacancy.

All students that are currently enrolled at the Victorian College of the Arts Campus are eligible to nominate for the position as outlined by the UMSU constitution and may do so by emailing the General Secretary at secretary@union.unimelb.edu.au. When nominating, please let us know if you will be in attendance, or if in lieu of this, sending in a written statement.

The aims and objectives of the department are:

  1. to provide a suitable cultural and social climate on campus and create opportunities for, and encourage, the development of social interaction between Students.
  2. to provide for, protect and develop the interests of Students with regard to financial, social, educational, professional and welfare matters and encourage interest groups and clubs and societies on campus.
  3. to represent Students’ interests in any matters as deemed necessary or desirable by the Department.
  4. to provide, or ensure the provision of, facilities and services for the academic support, professional education, refreshment, entertainment, recreation and convenience of Students.
  5. to occupy and operate premises, which shall be a common meeting place and social centre for Students.
  6. to assume other such responsibilities and organise and direct such activities as may be deemed appropriate for giving expression to the interests of the Department, or for carrying out any of the objects aforesaid.
  7. to be represented within UMSU and to cooperate with the Departments of UMSU and contribute to the specified aims and objectives of UMSU.
  8. to afford a recognised means of communication between students and the authorities of the campus, University, the community at large and other organisations of students.

When selecting a student to fill the vacancy, the Committee must consider the following criteria:

  • Previous experience
  • Involvement in UMSU, department, collective, committee, Students’ Council or any body thereof
  • Previous or current holding of an Officer position in UMSU
  • Proven honesty and integrity
  • Proven commitment to the aims and objectives of UMSU (as outlined in our constitution)

For further details or queries, please contact the General Secretary at secretary@union.unimelb.edu.au.

This information can also be found here: https://umsu.unimelb.edu.au/vacancy-vca-coordinator/

Current Membership

The voting Representatives of the Victorian College of the Arts Department Committee are elected from Members who are enrolled in a higher education course at the Southbank Campus. The VCASA Committee consists of the VCA Campus Co-ordinator, Activities and Events Co-ordinator and Campaigns Co-ordinator as non-voting members, the Creative Arts Officers as ex-officio non voting members and 7 voting members. The current members and the tickets they were elected on (if any) are:

VCA Campus Co-ordinator

Vacant (awaiting temporary appointment by the Committee)

VCA Campaigns Co-ordinator

Vacant (awaiting ticket appointment by More!)

VCA Activities & Events Co-ordinator

Marcus Henry Peters (More!)

Creative Arts Officers

Freya McGrath & Ashleigh Morris (More!)

Voting Members

Chris King (More!)

Vacant (awaiting ticket appointment by Choice)

Eleanor Kirk (More!)

Sebastian Klarica (More!)

Annabelle Ots (More!)

Jennifer Ciliberto (More!)

Michael Norris (More!)

Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes

2016 Minutes

The VCA Committee has not had a quorate meeting in 2016

2015 Minutes

2014 Minutes

The VCA Committee has not had a quorate meeting in 2014

2013 Minutes

NB: This committee was called the VCAM Student Association from 2010-2013

2012 Minutes

The VCA Committee has not had a quorate meeting in 2012

2011 Minutes

The VCA Committee has not had a quorate meeting in 2011

2010 Minutes

The VCASA was not affiliated to UMSU prior to 2010.