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Delegations are the assignment of authority to undertake specific tasks. At UTS, delegations include the key decision-making authorities for the financial, human resources, administrative, academic, governance and research functions of the university.

The Delegations are made by Council and defined in the UTS General Rule G1-19 and associated Delegations Schedule (PDF).

Section 17 of the UTS Act provides that Council may, by resolution, delegate all or any of its functions (except the power of delegation) to:

  • any member or committee of Council, or
  • any authority or officer of the university, or
  • any other person or body prescribed by the UTS By-law.

Section 17 also provides that Council can resolve that a delegation to the Vice-Chancellor may be subdelegated.

In exercising any delegated function, a delegate must observe the Delegation Principles set out in the UTS General Rules.

As part of a broader program to streamline policies and empower staff, the Delegations are undergoing a significant review, the first phase of took effect on 29 January 2018.

On Staff Connect, UTS staff can access the Delegations Schedule (Excel) in a new user-friendly format, along with staff-focused information about delegations and the delegations review project.


Richard Birrell
Manager, Policy and Secretariat
Governance Support Unit
telephone 02 9514 1249