Governance at Deakin University is divided into two areas – Academic Governance and Standards and the Council Secretariat.

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The Academic Governance and Standards unit sits within the portfolio of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education. It manages University-level processes for course management, quality reviews and academic policy development and provides executive support for Academic Board and its committees. It provides expert advice on the requirements of the Higher Education Threshold Standards and regulation by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

The Council Secretariat is part of the Vice-Chancellor's Office and provides expert advice and governance support to the University Council, the University Executive and committees of Council. It ensures that these bodies are fully informed on issues affecting the governance of the University through high-quality, up-to-date information, reports and reviews. The Secretariat also has responsibility for managing the University's policy framework, delegations made by Council and meetings of the University's Senior Management Group. The Secretariat provides advice on corporate governance to the University community and supports the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor to report to external bodies on governance matters.

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