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Our portfolios

Our portfolios and professional service units support our operations

Our complex organisation relies on a variety of highly skilled experts in education, research and professional services. 

University-wide strategies and projects are managed by the relevant portfolios and led by the following senior executives:

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

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

Find out more about our Senior Leadership Team.


High level offices and professional services units

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:

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

The Portfolio oversees our curriculum, education strategy, graduate research, educational integrity, quality and analytics, educational innovation, and academic enrichment.

Contact the Education Portfolio.

External Relations leads our work to improve coordination of the University’s external engagement activities, and includes Government Relations, Industry Engagement, Marketing and Communications, and Museums and Cultural Engagement.

Contact External Relations

External Relations
+61 2 9351 5100

Marketing and Communications

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
+61 2 9351 3133

Investment and Capital Management

Investment and Capital Management invests selected donations and bequests gifted to the University. These funds are invested to financially support intended academic and research outcomes.

Investment Report 2018 (pdf, 570KB)

Contact Investment and Capital Management
+61 2 9351 5400

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

Contact the Office of General Counsel.

Internal Audit

Internal Audit is a dynamic department of the Office of General Counsel. It helps the University accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach that improves the effectiveness of its controls. It is also responsible for identifying, investigating and appropriately addressing allegations of wrongdoing.

Internal Audit Framework (pdf, 200kb)
Internal Audit Charter (pdf, 65kb)

Report a wrongdoing

General enquiries:
+61 2 8627 5504

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

Find out more about our international partnerships.

The Government Relations team is co-located with the Higher Education Policy and Projects team within the Vice-Chancellor’s Office.

The team works closely with academic and professional staff to advance and support the University’s interests in all levels of government - federal, state and local - and with both elected representatives and senior public servants.

Liz Hannan
Manager, Government Relations
+61 2 8627 6182

Co-located with Government Relations within the Vice-Chancellor’s Office, our Higher Education Policy and Projects team provides advice to members of the University’s senior management team and staff around the University on developments in the external policy and funding relevant to its operations. The team works closely with departments across the University to coordinate its policy advice to government and other organisations. It also manages the early stages of projects arising from changes in government policy and funding. 

See recent submissions to government

Tim Payne
Director, Higher Education Policy and Projects
+61 2 9351 4750

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

Contact Human Resources

Phone: +61 2 8627 1300


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


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

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.

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 and commercial development and industry partnerships.

Contact the Research portfolio.

The Strategy portfolio comprises Strategic Planning, Strategic Ventures and the Central Program Management Office.

Contact the Strategy portfolio.