Southern Cross University's Delegations Framework consists of:
- the Delegations Rule and Delegations Schedules;
- Council approved University Rules and Policy;
- and any other document which Council may approve from time to time which records a Council resolution to delegate authority.
Delegations must be exercised within the framework of Southern Cross University's Delegations Rule, Code of Conduct, Rules, Policy, Procedures and any external legislative requirements. In the event of any inconsistency between the contents of the Delegations Rule, and the contents of any other University Rule, Policy or Procedure, the Delegations Rule prevails.
Sub-delegation is not permitted at the University.
Under the University's founding legislation, the Southern Cross University Act 1993 (NSW), only the University Council can sub-delegate.
However, under limited conditions delegates can authorise employees under their supervision to exercise a delegation on behalf of the delegate. The delegate retains full accountability for the authorised person's actions, and many restrictions apply.
A delegation is a conferral by the Council of its power and authority to perform functions on an officer or body of the University. Delegations provide formal authority for officers, committees or other bodies to commit the University, incur liability for the University, or otherwise use the powers provided to the University under the Southern Cross University Act 1993 (NSW) (the Act) or other legislation. Council retains and can exercise all delegated powers and authorities.
Search the Delegations Rule Schedule A to find your delegations (if any).
- Delegations are available sorted by category
- Download list of all delegations
The delegations are all listed against position descriptions, not people, so when somebody acts in your role or takes over your role, they assume the position's assigned delegations. Additionally, each delegation has a code assigned to it which defines who else may exercise the delegation.
The delegation code tells us who else (if anyone) can exercise a delegation besides the position named. This saves much repetition in the schedules because we don't have to repeatedly list the delegates' supervisors.
General (G1, G2, G3 and G4) and Specialist Delegations (S1, S2, S3, S4, S5) which are held by the least senior delegate (G4 or S5 being the lowest) are held also by that delegate's immediate supervisor or line manager and successively by each subsequent supervisor or line manager within the chain of delegation (refer Schedule B - Reporting Lines and Schedule C - Delegation Types).
Delegations marked NT1 or NT2 cannot be exercised by any position except the named delegate.