Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Delegations and Authorisations Policy

Status Current
Effective Date 20th December 2018
Review Date 20th December 2019
Approval Authority University Council
Approval Date 20th December 2018
Expiry Date Not Applicable
Unit Head Cassandra Webeck
University Secretary
+61 2 6338 4258
Author Linda Breen
University Secretary and Director, Governance and Corporate Affairs
Enquiries Contact Cassandra Webeck
University Secretary
+61 2 6338 4258

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

October 2019 - the Unit Head field has been updated from the University Secretary and Director, Governance and Corporate Affairs to the University Secretary, to align with current structure.


October 2019 - all references to the University Secretary and Director, Governance and Corporate Affairs position have been updated to the University Secretary, to align with current structure.


Administrative amendment – reference to the Director, Strategic Planning and Information has been replaced with the Director, Strategic Planning, to align with current structure. 


18 July 2019 - Amended Schedule 1 – Strategy and Policy Delegations, as approved by the Council on 27 June 2019 under resolution CNL 19/62. 


29 March 2019 - Amended Schedule 9 – Academic and Course Delegations, as approved by the Council  on 27 February, 2019 under resolution CNL 19/20. Administrative amendments were also made in accordance with delegation Schedule 1, GOV10B to reference the current policy documents.


7 February 2019 – Administrative amendments were made to Schedule 1 – Strategy and Policy Delegations in accordance with delegation GOV10B, to correct administrative edits to align Schedule 1 with the version approved by University Council CNL 18/107.


6 February 2019 – Administrative amendments were made to Schedule 4 – Human Resources Delegations in accordance with delegation GOV10B, to correct administrative edits to align Schedule 4 with the version approved by University Council CNL 18/107.


1 February 2019 – amended Schedule 4 – Human Resource Delegations enacted, as approved by the University Council under resolution CNL 18/107.


1 January 2019 – amended Schedule 9 – Academic and Course Delegations enacted, as approved by the University Council under resolution CNL 18/113.


Amendments as approved by the Council on 14 December 2018 (CNL 18/107) relate to the glossary and the delegation bands. The definitions of Executive Staff and Senior Staff are not used in any schedules other than Schedule 4 – Human Resource Delegations.  These have been amended to better reflect the responsibilities of staff, with Primary Budget Centre Managers grouped into the Executive Staff category and Secondary Centre Budget Managers grouped into Senior Staff.  The Council also approved amendments to Schedule 1 – Strategy and Policy Delegations which relate to approval authorities for policy and procedures, as well as repealing delegations that are operational in nature.






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