Regional Technical Colleges Act, 1992


2.—(1) In this Act—

“academic council” has the meaning assigned to it by section 10 of this Act;

“college” means an educational institution established by or under section 3 of this Act as a regional technical college or as a college to which this Act applies and, in relation to the Regional Technical College, Cork, includes a school of that College established as such under section 3 (1) (b);

“course of study” means a course of study, instruction or training leading to an educational award by the National Council for Educational Awards, an university in the State or such other certifying authority as may be approved by the Minister from time to time;

“the Director” in relation to a college, means the person appointed under section 9 of this Act to be the Director of the college;

“establishment” and “establishment date” refer, in the case of a regional technical college established by section 3 (1) of this Act, to the commencement of this Act and, in the case of a college established by order under section 3 (2) of this Act or an educational institution or part of such an institution which by order under section 3 (3) of this Act forms part of a college, to the commencement of the order;

“functions” includes powers and duties;

“governing body”, in relation to a college, means the governing body of the college established by section 6 of this Act;

“graduate” means a person on whom there has been conferred or who has been granted or given an educational award on successful completion of a course of study at a college;

“local authority” means the council of a county, the council of a county or other borough or the council of an urban district;

“the Minister” means the Minister for Education;

“the vocational education committee”, in relation to a college, means the vocational education committee in whose functional area the college is situated.

(2) A reference in this Act to the performance of functions includes a reference to the exercise of powers and the performance of duties.

(3) A reference in this Act to a subsection is to a subsection of the section in which the reference is made unless the contrary is indicated.