Welcome to Deakin's Policy Library

Here you will find the University's approved policies and procedures.

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, academic dress 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 Board RegulationsOn 15 December 2020 Academic Board made the Academic Board Regulations which took effect on 1 January 2021.

    The Statute and University regulations, including Academic Board Regulations were published on the University website. On 16 April 2024 the Deakin University Statute and University regulations were moved to the University Policy Library. For all intents and purposes the current version of this document is reflective of that published on the University website prior to being moved to the Policy Library. Some minor reformatting has been undertaken.
  • 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 PolicyThe Academic Partnerships policy governs academic partnerships and aims to:
    a) provide a framework for decision-making regarding the development, approval and management of Academic Partnerships that provide lasting value and benefits for students, partners and Deakin
    b) ensure alignment with Deakin University’s values, strategic objectives, and maintenance of quality and academic standards.
  • Academic Progress PolicyThe Academic Progress policy outlines the principles and responsibilities and processes for promoting and supporting students’ 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 'Deakin Distinguished 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 for the Research Development and Teaching Development Academic Study Programs.
  • 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.
  • Accounts Receivable policy and procedureThe Accounts Receivable policy and procedure supports the University to perform transparent, effective and timely debt management and recovery to maintain University cashflows.
  • Admission Minimum Eligibility Criteria ProcedureThe Admission Minimum Eligibility Criteria procedure defines the requirements applicants must meet to be eligible for admission to the University.
  • Admission policyThe Admission Policy governs admission of students to the University.
  • Admission procedureThe Admission Procedure documents processes relevant to admission of students into award courses and relevant non-award offerings.
  • Affiliate Academic Appointments procedureThe Affiliate Academic Appointments procedure sets out the process for creating and renewing Affiliate Academic appointments.
  • 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 Deakin’s responsibilities, governance and approval processes for the care and use of live 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.