The governing body of Victoria University is the Council (Section 8(2) of the Victoria University Act 2010).
The Council is the ultimate authority and corporate governing of the University. Its broad role is to provide overall leadership of the University and oversee and be accountable for the operations of the University. Key functions include setting the University strategy, approving the University budget, ensuring risk is managed, protecting the integrity of the University’s qualifications, fostering and respecting academic freedom and ensuring that the University operates sustainably and is compliant with relevant legislation and regulations.
Building on the provisions in the Victoria University Act 2010 (the Act) and the University’s Governance, Academic and Student Affairs Statute 2013 (the GASA), the Victoria University Council Regulations 2021 sets out the principles, roles and requirements that govern the operational framework of the University Council and its Committees.
The Council is also subject to a range of Commonwealth legislation, including for the provision of higher education under the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (Cth) and the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2021; and for the provision of vocational education and training under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 and the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.
Terms of Reference of Council
Council's Terms of Reference should be read in conjunction with the Victoria University Council Regulations 2021.