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Our portfolios

Eight portfolios support our University's operations
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Our complex organisation relies on a variety of highly skilled experts in education, research and professional services. 

Internal governance is comprised of eight portfolios, lead by the following roles at the helm of the University:

  • Vice-Chancellor
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Registrar)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • Vice-Principal (Advancement)
  • Vice-Principal (Operations)

Each portfolio is responsible for a specific suite of activities and strategic functions – both academic and administrative.


High level offices and operational units

Campus Infrastructure and Services

Within the portfolio of Vice-Principal (Operations), Campus Infrastructure and Services (CIS) provides services related to our built environment and security. Services include long- and short-range planning, capital works, building and grounds maintenance, and mail and security services.

Contact CIS

If you’re a member of staff or a student, you can submit a service request or ask a question through Campus Assist or by calling 1300 226 787.

Contact Campus Security

  • Emergencies: +61 2 9351 3333
  • General enquiries: +61 2 9351 3487
  • Security systems: +61 2 9351 4080
  • Traffic and parking: +61 2 9351 3336
  • Email:


Our Education Portfolio is responsible for enhancing the student experience and the quality of our teaching and learning.

The portfolio oversees our curriculum, graduate studies, the Institute for Teaching and Learning, the Learning Centre, learning space, the Mathematics Learning Centre, quality and analytics, the Statistical Consulting Service and eLearning. 

Contact the Education Portfolio.

Financial Services

Our Financial Services team coordinates all aspects of our financial management and provides practical support for faculty and corporate financial operations, including reporting, billing, purchasing and payments.

Financial Services also manages the areas of Investment and Capital Management and Procurement Services.

Contact Financial Services

Phone: +61 2 9351 3133


Office of General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for the provision of legal services to the University. The office also covers the areas of Audit and Risk Management, Archives and Records Management and policy management.

Contact the Office of General Counsel.

Human Resources

Human Resources is responsible for recruitment, professional development, equal opportunity employment and work, health and safety.

Contact Human Resources

Phone: +61 2 8627 1300


Indigenous Strategy and Services

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) leads our promotion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation, including engagement, education, research and participation, and our outreach to communities.

The office also implements the Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu strategy.

Contact the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services)

Phone: 1800 622 742


Global Engagement

Our Office of Global Engagement develops innovative and focussed partnerships with leading universities, government, industry and international organisations. It also manages a program of activities including overseas events, international networks, specialist units and the International Program Development Fund.

Contact the Office of Global Engagement.


Together with the Vice-Chancellor, the Provost is responsible for the general management of the University. The Provost is also responsible for the strategic leadership and operational delivery of our academic objectives.

Contact the Provost’s office.

Research and innovation

The Research portfolio supports our research strengths and provides fertile ground for innovation. It also provides ongoing planning and research support, including help with grants, applications, scholarships and funding.

It also oversees our research centres, major facilities, Sydney Research Networks (SyReNS) and commercial development and industry partnerships.

Contact the Research portfolio.

Government relations and higher education policy

The Government Relations and Higher Education Policy office maintains important relationships with government. The office also provides access to our submissions to government and parliamentary enquiries, policy reviews and our second full ‘mission-based compact’ funding agreement with the federal government covering the period from 2014 to the end of 2016.

Information and Communications Technology

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is responsible for the development, implementation and support of technology-based services that support the core functions of the University.

Contact the ICT help desk

Phone: +61 2 9351 6000