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Organisational Structure

Our Responsibility and Accountability

The Vice Chancellor is accountable to University Council for implementing the Strategic Plan.

To ensure functional and accountable governance, University work units are organised around seven Executive leads for key thematic areas of operations: Research, Academic, Students, Engagement, Global, Finance, and Operations. Each has a portfolio work plan to align with the objectives and ultimately deliver the strategic goal.

Download the Southern Cross University organisational structure chart.

University Council

Vice Chancellor

Campus Services Governance Services
HR Services  

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)

Academic Schools* and Colleges Planning, Quality and Review
Academic Partnerships Strategy, Planning & Quality
Centre for Teaching and Learning Careers & Employability

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research)

Research Funding and Management Graduate School
Research Infrastructure Research Centres
Emeritus Faculty   

Vice President (Engagement)

Marketing, Media and Communications Partnerships
Alumni & Giving Strategic Projects
Enterprise Labs  

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students)

Student Support Student Experience
Equity & Diversity Student Safety, Health and Wellbeing

Vice President (Global)

International Recruitment International Admissions
International Partnerships Study Abroad and Exchange

Vice President (Finance)

Financial Operations Financial Planning and Analysis

Vice President (Operations)

Property Services Campus Services
Student Administration Services Technology Services
Library Services SCU Health Clinic

* SCU College, School of Environment, Science and Engineering, Gnibi College of Australian Indigenous Peoples (GNIBI), School of Health and Human Sciences, School of Law and Justice, School of Business and Tourism, School of Arts and Social Sciences.