Corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance Services

About Deakin's Policy Framework

Why?

Deakin develops policies and procedures to:

  • support its strategic aims
  • improve the management of risk, and promote efficiency
  • facilitate compliance with legislation and relevant standards
  • document the University's position on key issues in a consistent manner.

What's a policy?

Policies are statements of principle. They set out the position of the University on key aspects of operation or direction.

What's a procedure?

Procedures describe the steps required to comply with University policy efficiently and with the minimum burden required to achieve the objectives. Procedures identify accountabilities and can be audited. Procedures reduce operational risk and help ensure compliance with legislation and standards.

Who approves what?

  1. Council approves new or amended policies, procedures and schedules relating to any functions that it has not delegated.

  2. The Academic Board approves new or amended policies, procedures and schedules relating to all academic matters.

  3. The Vice-Chancellor approves new or amended policies and new procedures and schedules relating to all administrative matters, except those requiring the approval of Council.

  4. The Responsible Officer approves amended procedures and amended schedules to procedures relating to all administrative matters, except those requiring the approval of Council. Amendments that impact on academic matters also require the approval of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Integrity and Programs).

  5. The Policy Manager approves amended policies, procedures and schedules that do not affect the substance of a policy or procedure, e.g. typographical errors and changes to position titles.
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18th March 2014