New Executive Titles structure for ACU

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Staff are advised that ACU has undertaken a review of Executive Titles and their use across all levels of leadership and management in the University.

The review benchmarked titles across the higher education sector and subsequently the Vice-Chancellor has endorsed a new approach to Titles and Management Levels at ACU.

Which positions are included?

The table below shows how positions are grouped into Management Levels.

Management LevelPosition TitleEmployment Agreement Coverage (future)
Level 1 - Chief ExecutiveVice-ChancellorIndividual Employment Agreement
Level 2- Members of the Senior Executive ­Deputy Vice-ChancellorsExecutive Employment Agreement
Level 3 - Members of the ExecutiveDeputy Provost­
Deputy Chief Operating Officer­
Associate Vice-Chancellors­
Executive Deans­
Research Institute Directors­
Executive Directors­
Directorate Directors­
Chair, Academic Board
Executive Employment Agreement
Level 4 –Members of Senior ManagementCampus Deans­
Director PM Glynn Institute­
Dean La Salle Academy for Religious Education­
National Heads of School (including Dean Thomas More Law School)­
Deputy Deans­
Directorate Associate Directors­
Directors (without Directorates)
Enterprise Agreement (Academic Staff)
Senior Management Employment Agreement (Professional Staff)
Level 5 –Members of ManagementAssociate Deans­
Research Institute Heads of Centres­
Research Institute Senior Managers­
Senior/National/Portfolio Managers­
State/Deputy Heads of School
Enterprise Agreement
Level 6 –Members of Line ManagementLine Managers­
Course Coordinators­
Team Leaders­
Lecturer in charge
Enterprise Agreement

Updated policies and documents

The new Management Levels will be incorporated into University policies and procedures and will give clarity to which provisions apply at each Management Level, and which delegations apply. Related ACU policies and documents will be updated to reflect the updated Management Levels in the coming months, including:

  • Organisational Structure Policy
  • Position Titles Policy
  • Senior Staff Remuneration and Position Title Policy
  • Senior Staff Leave and Associated Arrangements Policy
  • Senior Staff Dealing with Misconduct Guidelines
  • Salary Flexibility Policy
  • Parking Policy
  • Delegations Register of Authority
  • Travel Policy
  • Space Management Policy

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