Strategy and policy

Strategies, statutes, policies and procedures for the governance and management of Victoria University of Wellington.

University strategies

The University has a Strategic Plan that sets out eight strategic goals which are: Research, Learning and teaching, Student experience, Public contribution, External relations, Equity and diversity, Capability and resources.

Associated strategies available are:

University policy

Victoria’s Values, Mission and Commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi provide a context for its policy framework. Policies and statutes facilitate compliance, on the part of the University and individual staff and student members, with government legislation.

Policies are organised in the following categories:

Creating and amending policies

The New Policy Flowchart gives an overview of the process to create a new university policy.

If you are wanting to change an existing policy, refer to the Significant Amendments to a Policy Flowchart for an overview of this process.

Document templates

There are three important templates for staff use for developing or amending statutes, policies, procedures and guidelines. Refer to the Policy Documentation Development Information, Statute Template and Policy Template documents.

New Zealand legislation

Victoria University of Wellington has obligations to comply with New Zealand legislation. Refer to the Legislation Applicable to Victoria University and Legislative Compliance Policy documents.

Legislation relevant to the activities of the University can also be accessed on the New Zealand Legislation website.

Policy enquiries

For more information about the policy process or enquiries concerning individual policy or statutes, contact policy-help@vuw.ac.nz.