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Policy Development, Approval and Review Policy


Approving Authority:


Establishment Date:

13 August 2009

Date Last Amended:

October 2010

Nature of Amendment:

Consequential amendments arising from a restructure of Central Administation/VC's office and the creation of new senior executive positions replacing the EDA and Registrar

Date Last Reviewed:


Responsible Officer:

Secretary of the Council

Schedule A to the Policy: Authority to Approve University Policy and Procedures

Council will approve policies in the following areas:
1. Appointment Policy and remuneration of the Vice-Chancellor and senior executives.
2. Budget formulation and control, including the capital works budget
3. Financial and contractual delegations
4. Investment
5. Risk management and legislative compliance
6. Commercial activities and controlled entities
7. Intellectual Property
8. Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Policy
9. Equal opportunity policy
10. Policies and Rules in respect of honorary degrees and awards
11. Policies supporting the operation of Council
12. Any other policies as determined by Council from time to time.
Council has delegated to the following Standing Committees of Council and to the Vice-Chancellor authority to approve policies and procedures as follows:
Approving Authority Scope of delegated authority
Academic Senate 1. Student related policies, including library policies
2. Policy relating to teaching and course management
3. Research related policies, except for Intellectual Property
4. Student awards and prizes
Resources Committee (on the advice of the Audit Committee where relevant) 1. Finance policies, except for those specified as being retained for council approval
2. Policies relating to employment and staffing matters, except for those specified as being retained for Council approval
3. Policies relating to physical resources and infrastructure, including computing and information technology
Vice-Chancellor 1. Policy relating to health and safety, injury management and rehabilitation, except for the overarching Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Policy, consistent with the Vice-Chancellor’s responsibilities outlined in clause 7.2.4 of the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Policy.
2. Policy relating to equal opportunity, except for the overarching Equal Opportunity Policy, consistent with the Vice-Chancellor’s responsibilities outlined in clause 5 of the Equal Opportunity Policy.
3. Marketing and Development policies
4. Staff awards and prizes
5. Policies relating to general administrative functions and the provision of central services
6. Minor amendments to all University wide policies which do not alter or affect the substance, meaning or intent of the policy or the authorities or responsibilities specified within the policy (e.g. changes in terminology, format or other editorial changes)
7. All University wide procedures, including procedural elements of University wide policies