The Academic Senate has oversight of all academic programs at Swinburne on behalf of Swinburne Council.
The Academic Senate’s responsibilities reach across all courses offered by the university, including vocational education, higher education and research, and include:
- academic policies, procedures and regulations
- accreditation and reaccreditation of courses
- requirements for the awarding of degrees, diplomas and certificates
- maintenance of courses
- course evaluation.
The Academic Senate maintains a register of accredited degrees, diplomas, certificates, licenses and other awards offered by Swinburne. The registers are updated as required following each Academic Senate.
In accordance with the requirements of the Academic and Student Affairs Statute 2012, Part 4, Clause 12, the following registers are made available:
Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Academic Senate wiki for Swinburne staff
Visit the wiki for Academic Senate to view sub-committee meeting dates, agendas, minutes and more.
Find out about the functions, responsibilities and membership of Swinburne’s governing bodies.
Academic Senate Regulations 2014
Swinburne's Academic Senate Regulations outline the powers and functions of Academic Senate and further provisions for membership and committees.
Academic and Student Affairs Statute
Swinburne's Academic and Student Affairs Statute sets the provisions for Academic Senate.
Contact the Academic Senate
Ms Amanda Wade
+61 3 9214 4541
Academic Senate Chair
Professor Sarah Maddison
+61 3 9214 5971
Hawthorn, Victoria 3122
Swinburne University of Technology
PO Box 218
Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122
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