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Under the Fit for 2027 Portfolio realignment project, UTS has disestablished the DVC Resources and DVC Corporate Services positions. The portfolios of these divisions will largely move to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) portfolio. This merger will have additional impacts across all divisions and a number of governance documents. University rules, delegations, committees, policies and procedures will be updated to reflect the new organisational structure during a transition phase.

The UTS Delegations have been approved to reflect changes and will be published as soon as possible. It is acknowledged that these structural changes will have roll-on impacts and the delegations in particular have a co-dependency on university systems (for example NEO and Ascender). For more information and support contact the UTS governance team on

About UTS Delegations

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.

How delegations are made

The Delegations are made by Council and defined in UTS General Rule G1-19 and the associated Delegations Schedule (PDF 289KB).

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.

The Delegations Schedule uses bands to allocate positions to the delegations. To view the positions within each of the bands refer Schedule G2 — Strategic Delegations.

Delegations principles

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

Delegations information for UTS staff

UTS staff can access the Delegations Schedule (xlsm 671KB, Staff Connect) in a user-friendly format, along with staff-focused information about delegations and the delegations review project.


Richard Birrell
Deputy Director (Corporate Governance) and Deputy University Secretary
Governance Support Unit
telephone 02 9514 1249