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A contract is a document requiring signature and relates to the rights, duties, and responsibilities of at least two parties in a commercial transaction. 

Types of contracts

  • Consultancy Agreements - used when engaging an external party to undertake services on behalf of the University.  A consultancy agreement must be completed and executed prior to the commencement of the services.  The Standard Consultancy Agreement can be obtained from the Legal Office website.
  • Confidentiality Deeds 
  • Leasing Agreements
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Hiring Agreements
  • Agreements from external suppliers
  • Student Participation Deed - as outlined in Section 7.9.2 of the University Policy and Procedure Library, is an agreement between the University and a student who is conducting research for a project as part of the student's studies and where intellectual property may be generated.


All contracts must be forwarded with a request form to the University Lawyer prior to signature. Agreements prepared by an external party and agreements prepared by the Legal Office will be forwarded to the appropriate signatory by the Legal Office. 

Who signs a contract on behalf of the University?

Under the Financial Management Practice Manual contracts must be signed by only the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor or by specific written delegation by the Vice Chancellor as per UniSQ Financial Delegations.