Skip to content
Curtin University
Compliance, Legislation and Policy

Register of Delegations

The Register of Delegations is a collection of delegations from various sources such as the Curtin University Act 1966 (WA), resolutions of the Council of the University and delegations approved by the Vice-Chancellor.

Purpose of the Register of Delegations

  • As the governing authority of the University, the Council is empowered to delegate its powers, authorities, duties and functions.

  • The Register includes matters delegated by Council through a resolution of Council and matters delegated by the Vice-Chancellor.

  • This document is intended as a quick reference. It does not relieve you from your duty to be fully conversant with the source materials that affect you and which give the context and rationale for the exercise of your powers.

  • In 2014 the Register was simplified by removing functions. Powers to carry out actions can also be found in the relevant Statutes and Rules.

  • Sometimes external bodies will require a copy of the original delegation. If the delegation was by Council and references a Council resolution number you should contact the Secretariat who can provide you a copy of that resolution. If the delegation was by the Vice-Chancellor you should contact us and we can send you a copy of the signed delegation.

Terms used in the Register of Delegations

Executive Committee of Council resolved to change the titles of some of the Executive Managers and their corresponding portfolio names.

Direct reports

EC 76/15


Provost (currently Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor);
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic (currently – Education);
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research (currently – Research and Development);
Chief Operating Officer (currently Vice-President, Corporate Services);
Vice-President, Corporate Relations (currently –Corporate Relations and Development); and

Portfolio name changes:
Office of the Provost (currently Office of Provost & Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor);
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic (currently Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education);
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research (currently Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Development);
Office of Corporate Services (currently Office of the Vice-President, Corporate Services); and
Office of Corporate Relations (currently Office of the Vice-President, Corporate Relations and Development).

Non-direct Reports

EC 34/13
EC 77/15




EC 64/18
EC 72/18



Chief Strategy Officer
Pro Vice-Chancellor and President, Curtin Sarawak (formerly Pro Vice-Chancellor, Curtin Sarawak); and

Pro Vice-Chancellor and President, Curtin Singapore (formerly Pro Vice-Chancellor, Singapore).
Pro Vice-Chancellor and President, Curtin Mauritius
Chief Legal Officer

Direct report to the Vice-Chancellor: an executive manager who is directly responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the performance of his or her duties (for delegations made post 16 February 2011).

Executive Manager: the position held by a deputy vice-chancellor, a vice president, a pro vice-chancellor, the chief financial officer or any other position determined from time to time by the executive committee to be one that is held by an executive manager (for delegations made post 16 February 2011).

Head of Organisational Area: any manager, with broad strategic and operational responsibility for an area, who reports directly to an executive manager.

Head of Organisational Unit: any manager, with broad strategic and operational responsibility for an area, who reports directly to a head of organisational area.

The Difference between Delegations and Authorisations [.docx]

Each function is categorised according to the Curtin Common Vocabulary.

You can also view the Delegations Policy and Decision Making Process Guidelines.