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Executive Committee

Being on the Executive Committee of a club/society is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience and develop transferable skills that can benefit you in various aspects of life. While it does require a time commitment, it is also incredibly rewarding to witness the growth of your club/society. You will meet new people, have unique experiences, and acquire a range of skills.

Committee Structure

Each Club/Society is governed by an Executive Committee. These roles are in place for the academic year and are there to lead and guide the Club/Society. In the first instance when setting up a new Club/Society, you can pick who will take these roles.

There are three essential roles that every club/society must have:

  1. President
  2. Secretary
  3. Treasurer

As you are a student club/society no more than half of your Executive Committee may be made up of Associate (not current UTAS student) members, at least half must be current UTAS students.

As a group decide who will do each role, you can talk this through with the TUSA for help on understanding what each role does. Clubs/Societies can also choose to include additional roles, such as Vice President, Activities Officer, or Education Officer, if they contribute to the efficient functioning of the club/society. Other committee roles that can contribute to the well-being of the unique needs of some of your member are Equity Officer, International Officer and Women’s Officer.

All committee roles are elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the end of the year and are in place for the following academic year to provide leadership and guidance to the club/society.

Roles and Responsibilities

For the committee to succeed, it is crucial to define clear roles and responsibilities for each committee member. Every individual should understand their role, the required tasks and expectations, and the deadlines for completion. Establishing these responsibilities at the beginning of the year and evaluating them periodically is essential since different times of the year may require varying levels of commitment.

It’s important to recognize that all roles are equally significant, and each committee member plays a crucial part in the success of the Club/Society.

You can refer to our guides on the mandatory roles to assist you:

If you need any assistance or guidance with your committee, please don’t hesitate to contact the Clubs and Societies Officer at

TUSA has created position descriptions for your references, it may help you understand more about each role.

For more information, please download the C+S Handbook 2024.

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