The Governance and Assurance Unit administers the Swinburne statutory elections for all staff and student positions on the Swinburne University Council, UniSuper Consultative Committee, Academic Senate, Swinburne Student Life and the Faculty Student Consultative Committees.
Elections are held online, usually in the third quarter of each academic year. The following links provide information on the status of elections currently underway and also the electoral process generally. Presentations from the election information session held 4 September 2019 can be viewed here.
A notice of election is sent via email to the relevant electorate whenever an election is to be held. When the number of nominations for a vacancy exceeds the number of positions to be filled, voting opens.
The following regulations provide guidelines for elections and conduct: