Ceremonial and Protocols Committee

Terms of Reference


  • Periodically, to review academic dress for the University, including Senate gowns, graduation gowns, hoods and stoles;
  • periodically to review regulations governing the form and occasion for the wearing of academic and other dress;
  • to provide advice on the form of graduation ceremonies and other relevant public occasions;
  • to advise on protocols for ceremonial occasions; and
  • to consider matters in relation to honorary titles.


  • Vice-Chancellor and President
  • Academic Registrar
  • Provost (Chair)
  • Director, Marketing and External Relations
  • Manager, Graduations and Protocols
  • Executive Dean, normally for a term of two years, in turn
  • Student representative nominated by the ACU National Student Association
  • Three academic staff members, for a two-year term, appointed in turn by the Faculties other than that currently represented by the Executive Dean
  • Two external members of Senate


The Committee reviews its procedures as it deems necessary. The Committee last reviewed its Terms of Reference and membership on 1 April 2015.

Date of establishment: 20 August 1999

Meeting frequency: As deemed necessary

Responsible Officer: Provost

Executive Officer: Governance Officer, Directorate of Governance