Governance Documents

Our governance arrangements are specified within establishment legislation, the University of Notre Dame Australia Act 1989 as well as the University Statutes. These, together with the Canonical Statutes, detail the source, role and functions of its Trustees, Directors and Governors and of the Vice Chancellor and Principal Officers of Notre Dame and its mission as a Catholic University.

The Act

The University of Notre Dame Australia Act 1989 is the University’s establishment legislation.

Canonical Statute

Our canonical governing documents (Canonical Statute) set out the establishment and mission of Notre Dame as a Catholic University.

Statutes

The University Statutes regulate how Notre Dame is internally organised, managed and administered.

Regulations

General Regulations

The General Regulations govern the conduct of academic activity and student discipline at the University.

School Regulations

Program Regulations

All undergraduate programs listed below are accredited by the University to lead to a Higher Education qualification against Level 7 of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Information about the AQF is available at: www.aqf.edu.au/

Postgraduate programs listed below are accredited by the University to lead to a Higher Education qualification against the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) at: Level 8 (for Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma programs); Level 9 (for Masters programs); or Level 10 (for Doctoral programs). Information about the AQF is available at: http://www.aqf.edu.au/

Where applicable, accreditation or registration by external professional bodies is noted for individual programs.

Where a program is noted as being suspended, the program is in teach-out mode and new enrolments are no longer being accepted.

Policies

The Policy Framework is the governing framework for University policy documents. Policies establish the key principles and provisions that govern the University’s decision making processes. They are the official position statement of the University, and they are often accompanied by associated procedures or guidelines that explain how the policy is to be implemented. View or search for a policy on the Policy Portal.

Delegations of Authority

The Delegations of Authority outline some of the functions, duties and powers which the Vice Chancellor has authorised particular officers and committees to carry out regularly. View the Standing Delegations of Authority and Schedules.