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As the current situation evolves, UTS is committed to providing support and flexibility to our staff and students to help manage the impacts of COVID-19.

While the university’s delegations continue to apply, temporary adjustments to specific provisions may be required.

For more information and support in relation to delegations applicability please contact the UTS Governance team on

Further information on the UTS response to COVID-19 and frequently asked questions is available on the UTS Coronavirus advice page.

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, see Schedule G2 — Strategic Delegations.

As part of a broader program to streamline policies and empower staff, UTS Delegations are undergoing a significant review, with the second phase taking effect on 31 May 2019.

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