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Governance Services

Governance Services provides advice and services to support excellent corporate and academic governance at Deakin.

It comprises three closely integrated groups:

Group Head Responsibilities
Council Secretariat Dr Glenn Nicholls
  • Support for Council and its committees
  • Support for the University Executive and Senior Management Group
Academic Governance and Standards Ms Heather Sainsbury
  • Support for Academic Board and its committees
  • Compliance with TEQSA requirements
  • Quality reviews
  • Course approvals and reviews
  • University elections
Student Complaints and Appeals Ms Gina McWilliam
  • Management of student complaints
  • Support for University Appeals


For more information about governance requirements and processes, including useful resources and templates, visit:


We encourage you to contact Governance Services staff for further information about governance requirements and processes.

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