Statutes are the primary legislative instrument of the University. University Statutes are enacted when:
- The Act expressly requires it;
- The University seeks to regulate conduct other than the conduct of an employee, client or other person who has contracted with it;
- The Act has given a power to act by legislation, and the power is not one generally available to a body corporate (that is, the University has been granted a power to act as a body politic in areas not necessarily available to it as a body corporate, so activities in these areas must be governed by University legislation);
- Balancing the rights of different classes of members of the University.
University Regulations are subordinate legislative instruments under the Act, made under a ‘parent’ statute to regulate interpretation and implementation of the statute.