The Technical and Vocational Education and Training Act, number 16 of 2006, Section 9 (1) stipulates that:
The Act makes various references to the SRC who must serve on the other two statutory college structures, namely the Council and the Academic Board.
Student leadership development initiatives are important in providing student leaders with the necessary support and skills for effective leadership that is relevant to the current context, as well as inclusive in approach. Student leadership development not only assists student leaders through an experiential approach that is grounded in a theoretical framework, but it also communicates to student leaders that they are valued, appreciated and considered integral to the governing structures at Ikhala TVET College.
The approach of Ikhala TVET College to student development leadership initiatives is unique. Rather than focus on development initiatives at the start of the term of office of student leaders, the student leadership development initiatives focus on providing student leaders with support throughout their term of office.