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Register of Delegations

The Register of Delegations is a collection of delegations from various sources such as the Curtin University of Technology 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.

Meanings for Register of Delegation Terms

On the 6th of October 2015 the Executive Committee of Council resolved  to changes of the titles of some of the Executive Managers and their corresponding portfolio names. We are in the process of updating the Register of Delegations and all policies and procedures. The policies and procedures are manually updated and we estimate this will be completed by the end of the year and then the policies and procedures will be republished with the new titles.

In the interim all new/amended policies and procedures will be drafted using the new titles.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.

9.       Executive Manager Titles (direct reports)

RESOLVED
EC 76/15

to:

a)     approve the Vice-Chancellor’s recommendation of new titles for the following direct report Executive Manager positions:
i).     Provost (currently Provost and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor);
ii).    Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic (currently – Education);
iii).   Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research (currently – Research and Development);
iv).  Chief Operating Officer (currently Vice-President, Corporate Services);
v).    Vice-President, Corporate Relations (currently –Corporate Relations and Development); and
b)     approve the corresponding changes to the portfolio names:
i).     Office of the Provost (currently Office of Provost & Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor);
ii).    Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic (currently Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education);
iii).   Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research (currently Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Development);
iv).  Office of Corporate Services (currently Office of the Vice-President, Corporate Services); and
v).    Office of Corporate Relations (currently Office of the Vice-President, Corporate Relations and Development).
c)     notify these determinations to Council.

 10.     Executive Manager Titles (non-direct reports)

RESOLVED
EC 77/15

to:

a)     approve the new titles for the following Executive Manager positions with a non-direct reports to the Vice-Chancellor:
i).     Pro Vice-Chancellor and President, Curtin Sarawak (formerly Pro Vice-Chancellor, Curtin Sarawak); and
ii).    Pro Vice-Chancellor and President, Curtin Singapore (formerly Pro Vice-Chancellor, Singapore).
b)     notify these determinations to Council.

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.

Download spreadsheet of delegations (requires login)