Administrative Unit Council (1853 - )

11 April 1853

The Council is the governing body of the University and has the general direction and superintendence of the University.

The primary responsibilities of the Council include:
appointing and monitoring the performance of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal as chief executive officer of the University;
approving the mission and strategic direction of the University and its annual budget and business plan;
overseeing and reviewing the management of the University and its performance;
establishing policy and procedural principles for the operation of the University consistent with legal requirements and community expectations;
approving and monitoring systems of control and accountability of the University, including those required to maintain a general overview of any entity controlled by the University in accordance with section 50AA of the Corporations Act;
overseeing and monitoring the assessment and management of risk across the University, including commercial undertakings;
overseeing and monitoring the academic activities of the University;
approving any significant commercial activities of the University.

The Council is chaired by the Chancellor.
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