The Vice-Chancellor as the chief executive officer of ACU is responsible for representing the University both nationally and internationally and for providing strategic leadership and management of the University.
Deputy Vice-Chancellors have delegated responsibility for assigned areas of policy. These areas are Academic; Administration and Resources; Research and Students, Learning and Teaching.
Associate Vice-Chancellors are based in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. They act as the Vice-Chancellor's representative in their local region, as do the Campus Deans at Ballarat and Canberra.
The Vice-Chancellor is also assisted by the Faculty Executive Deans, the Academic Registrar and Directors with national portfolios.
Each faculty is headed by an Executive Dean and supported by a number of Associate Deans and Heads of Schools.
The key University committees chaired by the Vice-Chancellor are: