The University Council has six committees plus the Academic Board.
Audit and Risk Committee
The Audit and Risk Committee assists Council in relation to oversight of strategic and operational risk management, health and safety management, internal and external audit, statutory financial reporting and legislative compliance.
The Finance Committee assists Council in relation to the University's budget, long term capital plan, funding strategy, treasury management and financial performance.
Human Resources Committee
The Human Resources Committee assists Council to meet its responsibility to monitor and evaluate the Vice-Chancellor’s performance and undertake the Vice-Chancellor’s annual remuneration review.
Victoria Honours Committee
The Victoria Honours Committee makes recommendations to Council regarding the criteria, conferment or award for/of an honorary degree, Hunter Fellowship or any other honorary award which Council may wish to bestow.
Te Aka Matua—Māori Advisory Committee
Te Aka Matua provides Council with timely advice on the University's relations with Māori communities as they support the development and implementation of the strategic plan.
The Nominations Panel ensures Council has the skills, knowledge, diversity and experience for Victoria University of Wellington to meet the challenges ahead and to achieve its strategic goals. It also oversees the appointment and election of Council members.
The Education Act 1989 requires Council to establish an academic board to advise Council on matters relating to courses of study or training, awards, and other academic matters. The Academic Board is not a committee of Council, although for convenience it is deemed to be one for the purposes of receiving and exercising delegated authority from Council.