Welcome to Deakin's Policy Library
Here you will find the University's approved policies and procedures.
Note: As a result of the introduction of new University legislation on 1 January 2021 all documents in the Policy Library are currently under review. To the extent of any inconsistency between any documents in the Policy Library and the new legislation, the new legislation prevails.
Deakin University is committed to a policy framework that best reflects our value of inclusion and provides a safe and supportive environment for all staff and students. This includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of diverse genders, sex and sexualities, people with disability, people of all ages and socio-economic status and people from diverse cultural backgrounds and religions.
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- Academic Awards procedureThis Procedure provides information on academic awards titles, testamurs and colours for Higher Education award courses offered by the University.
- Academic Board policyThe Academic Board policy sets out the functions of the Academic Board and its responsibilities which include academic governance, academic strategy, academic standards and quality, and academic risk.
- Academic Freedom policyThis Policy sets out the University's commitment to uphold and protect academic freedom.
- Academic Integrity policyThis Policy relates to the expectation that Academic staff will demonstrate Academic Integrity [as defined] in all duties relating to teaching and research.
- Academic Integrity procedureThis Procedure sets out how the University will maintain Academic Integrity and deal with associated issues.
- Academic Partnerships procedureThe Academic Partnerships procedure governs the development and maintenance of academic partnerships (other than those specifically related to research matters) with other entities in Australia and overseas that relate to domestic or international students or domestic and international activities.
- Academic Progress policyThe Academic Progress policy outlines the principles and responsibilities and processes for promoting and supporting studentsâ€™ academic progress, other than higher degrees by research.
- Academic Promotion policyThis Policy recognises and rewards the achievements of Academic staff by providing promotion pathways and outlines the framework by which full-time, part-time, continuing or fixed-term academic staff may apply for promotion to Level B, Level C, Level D or Level E. It includes nominations for the title 'Alfred Deakin Professor'.
- Academic Promotion procedureThe Academic Promotion procedure outlines the process and steps required to apply for Academic promotions, including preparation and lodgement of applications, assessment and referee reports, interviews, notification of outcomes and potential for reconsideration.
- Academic Study Program procedureThe Academic Study Program procedure outlines requirements and processes attached to the Academic Study Program (ASP), including eligibility guidelines, approvals, appeals and variation processes.
- Academic Timetabling policyThis Policy defines core teaching hours and aims to optimise the use of space, and ensure the provision of physical teaching and learning environments appropriate for students and staff. It applies to the academic timetable for all courses of the University conducted on campus.
- Accessibility of Materials procedureThe Accessibility of Materials Procedure requires that every reasonable effort be made to ensure that materials being developed for delivery in electronic format, including teaching and learning materials or promotional materials, meet good practice guidelines with respect to accessibility.
- Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) policyThis Policy governs eligibility for admission and the selection of applicants into the University's undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs (other than admission and selection into higher degrees by research).
- Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) procedureThe Admission Criteria and Selection Procedure documents the processes relating to eligibility for admission and selection into the University's undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs (other than admission and selection into higher degrees by research).
- Admission Process, Enrolment, Fees and Charges policyThis Policy governs for admission and the selection of applicants into the University's undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs. It does not apply to higher degrees by research, short courses or VET courses.
- Admission Process, Enrolment, Fees and Charges procedureThis Procedure outlines the University's requirements and processes regarding the admission, enrolment and levying of student fees and charges at the time of admission and enrolment. It applies to all University units and courses except Higher Degrees by Research, short courses and Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses.
- Affiliate Academic Appointments procedureThe Appointment of Conjoint Academic Staff procedure relates to the appointment of individuals whose primary employment is with an health agency or entity external to the University, and who are appointed as staff of the University to undertake clinical teaching and/or research for the University.
- Alcohol policyThis Policy covers the use and supply of alcohol by staff, students and associates of the University at any activity or event where they are representing the University.
- Animal Ethics and Welfare procedureThe Animal Ethics and Welfare Procedure sets out Deakinâ€™s responsibilities, governance and approval processes for the care and use of animals for
scientific purposes. The Procedure codifies the University's existing processes and supports compliance with the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 and associated Regulation, and the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes (the Code).
- Art Collection and Galleries policyThis Policy seeks to ensure that the Art Collection and Galleries assist in facilitating the University's teaching and learning program, enrich the student experience and make a difference to the communities the University serves.
- Art Collection and Galleries procedureThis Procedure outlines the requirements and processes arising from Art Collection and Galleries policy.
- Assessment (Higher Education Courses) procedureThe Assessment (Higher Education Courses) procedure governs assessment in undergraduate and postgraduate award courses other than higher degrees by research theses.