The Framework is designed to:
- ensure that a clear and consistent governance and management approach is adopted in the development of all University policy that enables improved compliance with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements;
- enable efficient and effective decision making, which incorporates quality assurance and risk management practices, where appropriate; and
- establish clear accountabilities and delegated authorities for individual roles and groups.
The Policy Framework fits within Monash's broader governance framework that starts with the Monash University Act. Where documents conflict in the hierarchy the highest relevant document takes precedence.