Part 2 22 VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL ACADEMIC MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE INTRODUCTION 2.28 VTC has established a comprehensive academic management structure to steer, support and monitor the delivery of VPET. Through various TBs and Discipline Advisory Boards (DABs), industries provide extensive input to VTC’s programme planning, curriculum development and quality assurance. ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND BOARD 2.29 The Higher Education Advisory Committee (HEAC) provides professional and industry input to the development and quality assurance of degree programmes offered by THEi as well as the collaborative degree programmes operated jointly with local/non-local institutions. HEAC comprises representatives from commerce, industry and government bureaux, and reports to the Council’s Standing Committee. Its terms of reference and composition are in Appendix 21. 2.30 DABs have been established to seek input from respective industries on programme planning, curriculum development, and quality assurance of programmes offered by the disciplines. Its terms of reference and composition are in Appendix 22.