Council is the governing body of the University as described in the Swinburne University of Technology Act 2010.
Council meets seven times a year.
See Section 4 of the Governance Framework for more information about Swinburne’s corporate governance, including Council responsibilities, membership, meetings and committees.
The primary responsibilities of the Council include:
- appointing and monitoring the performance of the Vice Chancellor
- approving the mission and the strategic direction of the University and the annual budget and business plan
- overseeing and reviewing the management of the University and its performance
- establishing policy and procedural principles, consistent with legal requirements and community expectations
- approving and monitoring systems of control and accountability, including general overview of any controlled entities
- overseeing and monitoring the assessment and management of risk across the University, including commercial undertakings
- overseeing and monitoring the academic activities of the University via the Academic Senate
- approving significant commercial activities of the University.