Academic Council

Academic Council is a committee constituted by the Murdoch University Senate under Section 21 of the Murdoch University Act 1973. The Academic Council is the principal academic body of the University and makes the final decision on matters of academic policy. The Council also awards degrees, diplomas, and certificates of the University on behalf of the Senate.

To assist in carrying out their responsibilities, the Senate and Academic Council establish committees in accordance with sections 12(3) and 18(1)(a) of the Murdoch University Act 1973.

Academic Council Statement of Governance Principles

The Academic Council Statement of Governance Principles includes Terms of Reference for subordinate committees.

The Statement of Governance Principles should be read in conjunction with:


The subordinate committees of the Academic Council include:

  • Academic Courses and Admissions Committee (ACAC)
  • Quality and Standards Committee (QSC)
  • Student Experience Committee (SEC)

Each of these committees may establish subordinate-committees or task and finish groups to focus on specific matters specified within their terms of reference.

Academic Calendars

Previous versions of these calendars are available on request from the University Secretary’s Office.

Combined Onshore and Transnational Education (TNE) Onshore and TNE Calendar 2023
Onshore and TNE Calendar 2024
Onshore and TNE Calendar 2025
Education Academic CalendarEducation Academic Calendar 2023
Bachelor of Nursing Academic CalendarBNursing Calendar 2023
BNursing Calendar 2024


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