These policies relate to aspects of governance at Victoria University of Wellington.
Academic Agreements Policy
This policy ensures all academic agreements support the university's strategic direction and do not pose risk and where appropriate are commercially viable. Effective from: October 2014
Academic Approvals Handbook
This handbook sets out the University’s policies and processes for approving new courses and programmes, and for changing existing courses and programmes.
Academic Board Statute
This statute defines the membership, functions and powers of the Academic Board of Victoria University of Wellington. Effective from: October 2014
Academic Dress Statute
The purpose of this statute is to set out the details of academic dress for Victoria University of Wellington. Effective from: September 2015
Academic Year Dates Policy
Awarding of Qualifications Posthumously Policy
This policy sets out procedures and criteria to award posthumous qualifications in a consistent and appropriate manner. Effective from: October 2014
Business Continuity Management Policy
This policy outlines the BCM framework, responsibilities and principles to effectively prepare for and achieve strategic aims through times of major crisis. Effective from: March 2010
Cancellation or Refusal of Enrolment Procedure
This procedure defines the criteria and process for cancelling or refusing to permit the enrolment of a student on these grounds. Effective from: October 2014
This policy sets out expected standards of conduct at Victoria University of Wellington and outlines processes to be followed when these standards are not met.
Council Elections Procedure
This procedure sets out the process by which staff members and students will be elected to the Council.
Council Membership Statute
The purpose of this Statute is to ensure the overall composition of Council provides effective governance of the University.
Course Scheduling and Constraints Policy
This policy provides a framework for determining the layout of the academic year and consideration of any constraints on course scheduling and capacity. Effective from: October 2016
This Statute sets out delegations and provides the basis for, and the limits on, the exercise of all Delegated Authority at Victoria University of Wellington. Effective from: January 2017
Financial Delegated Authorities Statute
This policy addresses the risk of fraud and outlines the actions the University will take when any suspected fraud is reported or discovered.
Health and Safety Policy
This policy confirms Victoria University of Wellington’s commitment to providing a safe and healthy environment for staff, students, and visitors. Effective from: April 2016
Higher Doctorate Regulations
These regulations govern qualifications, application, admission and examination procedures and the process for awarding Higher Doctorates. Effective from: June 2019
Higher Doctorates Guidelines for Applicants and Examiners
These guidelines provide additional information about the application and examination process for a Higher Doctorate. Effective from: October 2014
Higher Doctorates Statute
Honorary Degrees and Hunter Fellowships Statute
This statute sets out the regulations and procedures governing the conferment of Honorary Degrees and the award of Hunter Fellowships.
Legislative Compliance Policy
This policy assists the University to comply with its legal obligations, maximising the likelihood of staff and agents of the University complying with the law. Effective from: March 2011
Naming Rights Statute
This statute outlines criteria and procedures for awarding Naming Rights to university assets, activities or academic employment positions to specified parties. Effective from: July 2009
This policy provides a framework for the development, implementation and review of Policy Documents at the University. Effective from: July 2017
Programme and Course Design Handbook
The handbook sets out the University’s expectations and gives guidance for good quality programme and course design. Effective from: April 2014
This statute outlines granting of awards by the Council of Victoria University of Wellington in accordance with s193(2)(a) of the Education Act 1989. Effective from: March 2017
Receipt of Donations Policy
This policy ensures donations received by the University are transferred to the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation, unless stated by the donor. Effective from: October 2009
Risk Management Policy
This policy explains the University’s underlying approach to risk and risk management. Effective from: December 2008
Student Conduct Statute
This statute sets out the principles that apply when a student’s conduct does not meet the University’s expectations. Effective from: February 2017
Te Tiriti o Waitangi Statute
This Statue outlines the principles adopted by Council to enact the University’s obligations that derive from section 181(b) of the Education Act 1989. Effective from: February 2019
This statute provides a framework within which Victoria University of Wellington can effectively manage and safeguard its financial resources. Effective from: December 2013