Roles and responsibilities

Understand the key roles and responsibilities within a typical governance structure based on a project's size and complexity.

Where government funding was sought through the budget process, and both internal and external (e.g. from central agencies) approvals received, you should clearly define project roles and responsibilities. This will avoid duplication of outputs as the project progresses, and ensure that approvals are obtained from the appropriate person, decision-making body or organisation. Roles and responsibilities will depend partly on the TAFE’s constitution and its internal processes and structure.

Before defining roles and responsibilities, it is important to develop the project’s governance structure based on its size and complexity. Similarly, it is advisable to understand the key points across its lifecycle that are likely to require specific approval or endorsement, both internally and externally (from government departments and other potential third-party project participants).

Whilst most roles and responsibilities identified within the project’s governance structure are expected to remain relatively constant across its lifecycle, it is likely that personnel for key delivery roles, such as the project manager, project director and specialist advisors, may change over time.