The Office of Governance and Corporate Affairs (OGCA) leads the coordination and management of the governance of the University and provides executive support to senior committees of the University, including University Council (and its committees), Academic Senate (and its committees), Faculty Boards, and expert compliance committees that the University is required to convene in accordance with national guidelines and legislation.
The Office of Governance and Corporate Affairs is also responsible for providing strategic and operational advice to the Vice-Chancellor, senior executives and staff of the University in relation to University and academic governance, audit and risk management, investigations, appeals and complaints processes, legislative compliance, legal requirements, and policy and records management.
OGCA supports the University in achieving its strategic objectives through the development of mutually beneficial relationships with the stakeholders it supports.
Administrative support, governance and related advisory services relating to the corporate organisation of the University, such as graduations, elections, University Rules and delegations are also provided by OGCA.
The Office has strategic oversight and/or management of the following functions:
The Office is led by the University Secretary and Director, Governance and Corporate Affairs who is supported by senior staff who oversee each of the functional units.
Members of the University community are encouraged to make a report where they have reasonable grounds to suspect wrongdoing, illegal activity, or conduct which is unethical.
Internal Audit provide assurance to management that controls are operating as expected.
The Risk and Compliance Unit support the good governance and management of the University.
Policy and records management is an integral arm of good governance. The Policy and Records Management Team provide an effective framework of control and support.
The Governance Services team is responsible for providing secretariat support to the University Council and Council committees, including the Academic Senate and its supporting committees.
The Legal Services team is responsible for providing independent legal advice in the best interests of the University and consistent with the University's legal obligations.