As Deakin’s principal executive officer, Professor Iain Martin leads the University and determines its strategic and academic vision.
Organisational structure and management
Deakin's organisational structure includes faculties and administrative units and is led by University executive and management staff.
The University Executive is Deakin's primary management decision-making body.
Deakin University is governed in accordance with the Deakin University Act 2009, which defines the responsibilities of the Council, the Vice-Chancellor and the Academic Board.
Deakin’s governing body is responsible for the general direction of the University and ensures that the appropriate plans are in place for Deakin to achieve its goals.
The Academic Board is the principal academic authority within the University, and is responsible for maintaining the highest standards of teaching and research.
Deakin University regularly holds elections for positions on its boards and committees. The University encourages staff and students to participate in elections for boards and committees where they are eligible to stand as candidates or to vote.
Deakin's strategic direction
Deakin’s strategic plan sets out an optimistic future powered by ideas to enhance social, cultural, economic and environmental wellbeing. Deakin 2030: Ideas to Impact is the University’s plan for realising the best future for its communities.
Legislation, policies and procedures
Our legislation and policy library is a repository of our approved policies and procedures that detail aspects of the University’s governance and operations.