Victoria University is regulated by the Victoria University Act 2010 which confers powers upon its peak governing bodies to administer the business, performance and strategy of the University.

The University is governed by:

  • Council: the formally constituted governing body that oversees and is accountable for all of the University's operations.
  • Vice-Chancellor: the CEO who manages the day-to-day business of the University.
  • Academic Board: the body established to assure the quality of the University's teaching, learning and research.

University Governance sits in the Office of the Vice Chancellor.

Governance & Secretariat Unit

The Governance and Secretariat Unit is responsible for managing many of the governance functions of the University, principally through advice and support of the University's governance bodies.

We are responsible for:

  • supporting the peak University Governance bodies (University Council and Academic Board) and their committee and membership requirements
  • facilitating the Student Appeals Process
  • facilitating the administration of the VC's Awards
  • managing elections for the Council and Academic Board
  • providing advice on governance issues.

Contact Governance and Secretariat staff for further advice and information by emailing [email protected] .

University policies

Victoria University is committed to a policy framework that aims to make our values and mission real by having actions that create a safe and consistent academic and work environment.

The University's policies reduce institutional risk and make sure we operate more efficiently by establishing best practice in policy and procedures.

Our policies are intended to inspire staff to achieve excellence so that we can transform the lives of our students through the power of education.

All University employees and students are expected to be familiar with these policies and to follow them.

You can search for policies on the Policy Library.