The University of Melbourne Act 2009 (Vic) establishes the University, the University Council, sets out its core functions and empowers the University to enact subordinate legislation (statutes and regulations). This combined with policies and processes provide the framework in which the University operates.
The University of Melbourne governs its operations through a hierarchy of instruments, referred to as the Regulatory Framework.
University policies are a formal statement of principle that regulate University operations, and are approved under the Policy Framework. University policies are published in the Melbourne Policy Library.
University processes may support policy, workplace agreements and relevant legislation by mapping day to day activities and tasks to be performed by staff. University processes are published in the Process Library.