RIST policies and direction are set by RIST's Board of Directors.  This Board has strong farming, finance and business representation and is empathetic to the needs of the rural community.

RIST has developed a range of policies, which ensure that its training continues to be of the highest order, the environment in which the training is provided is safe and pleasant and all students are treated in a respectful, professional and non-discriminatory manner.

These indicators are based on a survey of 41 students and 17 employers. This sample represents 58% of the Learner Questionnaires population and 45% of the Employer Questionnaires population for the 2015 calendar year. The students and employers surveyed for these indicators were selected by this organisation in accordance with national guidelines.