11. Business continuity

The University seeks to take an integrated approach to responding to disruptions, emergencies and serious incidents to ensure that:

  • Disruptions, emergencies and serious incidents can be effectively dealt with
  • The impact on staff, students and the community is minimised
  • Critical functions are maintained or restored in a timely manner
  • The University is able to continue to operate and recover.

Business continuity management is to be planned in a manner consistent with the University’s Risk Management Framework.

Table of roles and responsibilities (VC delegation)

Role/Decision/ActionResponsibility*Conditions and limitations
Documenting an Emergency Management Plan. Vice President (Operations) The EMP should cover:
  • Premises/facilities
  • ITS
  • data management
  • student administration
  • staff and student support services
  • the allocation of critical function owners with responsibility for the implementation of continuity arrangements if the critical function is interrupted.

*(Staff holding, acting in or performing the responsible position or office).