Delegation of Authority

The Council is the governing body of the University.

Except for the Matters Reserved for the Council and matters delegated to management above the specified limits, Council has delegated powers to the Vice-Chancellor to manage and operate the University on a day-to-day basis.

The Governance Rule gives the Vice-Chancellor the authority to sub-delegate these powers. The Vice-Chancellor makes delegations to employees and officers in accordance with the Conditions of sub-delegation by the Vice-Chancellor. The Delegation Schedules support staff in understanding the limits of their delegations.

Below the Vice-Chancellor, delegations cannot be sub-delegated. A delegation of authority empowers decision-making. A robust system of delegations provides the assurance that an officer of the University is making specified decisions with a delegation of authority from the Vice-Chancellor or the Council.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.