Instruments of Delegation of Authority and Vice-Chancellor Policy

Policy overview

1 Purpose

To provide information about the Instruments of Delegation of Authority and Vice-Chancellor

2 Scope

Applies to the Vice-Chancellor

3 Principles

The University of Southern Queensland Act 1998 provides for the appointment of a Vice-Chancellor. Section 32 (4) provides that "The Vice-Chancellor is the chief executive officer of the University and may exercise the powers and perform the functions conferred on the Vice-Chancellor by this or another Act or the Council."

Subject to the University Act and any resolution of Council, the Vice-Chancellor is the chief executive officer of USQ and is responsible for the academic, administrative, financial and other affairs of USQ.

The Vice-Chancellor shall promote the interests and further the development of USQ.

The Vice-Chancellor shall exercise general supervision over the activities and welfare of staff and students of USQ.

The Vice-Chancellor shall have all such powers and duties as may be necessary or convenient to enable him to carry out his responsibilities.

Except as otherwise provided, the Vice-Chancellor may exercise any of the powers of Council (other than the power to make Statutes and rules or powers and duties in relation to the annual adoption of a budget or the approval to spend funds available to the University by way of bequest, donation or special grant) with respect to any matter which he considers to be of a routine nature or require immediate action and he may give any necessary directions for these purposes, but the Vice-Chancellor shall as soon as practicable report to Council or to any committee authorised by Council to receive such reports, any acts done pursuant to this section.

4 References


5 Schedules

This policy must be read in conjunction with its subordinate schedules as provided in the table below.

6 Policy Information

Accountable Officer


Responsible Officer

University Secretary

Policy Type

Governance Policy

Policy Suite

Subordinate Schedules

Approved Date


Effective Date


Review Date

Relevant Legislation

Related Policies

Related Procedures

Related forms, publications and websites


Terms defined in the Definitions Dictionary

Definitions that relate to this policy only


Instruments Delegation of Authority Vice-Chancellor

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