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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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  • Casual Professional and Sessional Academic Staff Employment procedureThe Casual Professional and Sessional Academic Staff Employment procedure outlines the process for recruiting and employing casual staff at the University.
  • Child Safety and Child Abuse Response and Reporting procedureThe Child Safety and Child Abuse Response and Reporting procedure outlines the process that students, staff and associates are required to follow when they have concerns about the safety of a person under the age of 18 (a child).
  • Child Safety policyThe Child Safety policy outlines the University's commitment to promoting the wellbeing and safety of children connected to the University community.
  • Code for Upholding Freedom of Speech and Academic FreedomThe Code for Upholding Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom adopts the Model Code for the Protection of Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom in Australian Higher Education Providers developed by former High Court Chief Justice the Hon Robert French AC, as modified and adopted by the University Chancellors Council. The Code declares Deakin's commitment to freedom of speech and academic freedom as fundamental to the conduct of a democratic society and to the quest for intellectual, moral and material advance in the human condition.
  • Code of ConductThe Code of Conduct sets out the personal behaviours and obligations of University staff and associates as part of contributing to a thriving, progressive, respectful and inclusive University community.
  • Commercial Activities and Entities policyThe University may undertake commercial activities consistent with its strategic direction, relevant legislation and its objects or functions. This policy applies to commercial activities of the University including the establishment and operation of controlled entities and membership of, or participation in, associated entities.
  • Commercial Activities and Entities procedureThis Procedure documents how to comply with the Commercial Activities and Entities policy so as to ensure that commercial activities and the establishment of entities comply with the University's statutory obligations.
  • Complaints: Discrimination, Harassment, Victimisation and Vilification (Staff) procedureThis Procedure provides a framework for staff members and associates to deal with behaviour which may constitute unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment, victimisation or vilification. It applies to all staff members and associates of the University (other procedures apply to complaints made by or against students).
  • Compliance Management policyThe Compliance Management policy sets out how the University fulfils compliance obligations relating to its operations and maintains a high awareness of compliance obligations among staff and associates.
  • Contractors and Consultants ProcedureThe Contractors and Consultants Procedure documents certain requirements that apply specifically to contracts for the supply of services to the University. The requirements set out in this Procedure are in addition to those contained in the Contracts procedure which apply to all University contracts.
  • Contracts policyThe Contracts policy sets out the principles which apply to University Contracts.
  • Contracts procedureThe Contracts procedure documents the steps which must be followed when entering into University Contracts qand applies to all staff and all contracts entered into by the University.
  • Controlled Entities Oversight and Reporting ProcedureThe Controlled Entities Oversight and Reporting Procedure sets out key responsibilities of boards of Deakin's controlled entities and reporting requirements.
  • Copyright policyThe Copyright policy ensures that the University is compliant with its obligations under copyright law and also that its copyright entitlements are protected. It applies to all staff, students and associates of the University.
  • Copyright procedureThe Copyright procedure documents how to comply with Copyright policy and places the onus on the staff member to be aware of these requirements prior to using copyright materials.
  • Corporate Mobile Communication Devices procedureThe Corporate Mobile Communication Devices Procedure outlines the process by which University staff may procure and make use of mobile communication devices.
  • Council CharterThe Council Charter sets out the roles and responsibilities of the Deakin University Council consistent with the Deakin University Act 2009 (Vic) and University Statute and Regulations; and applies to the operations of the Deakin University Council. All members of the Council commit to the Charter in taking up their appointments. The Charter also sets out matters reserved for or requiring Council decision.
  • Council Members Appointment and Remuneration procedureThis procedure sets out the process for the appointing Deakin University Council members in alignment with the Victorian Government’s Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines and Diversity on Victorian Government Boards Guidelines. The procedure includes policy context, principles and requirements for government appointments, reappointments and temporary appointments to Council positions.

    The content of this procedure was previously contained in 'Guidelines on the Appointment and Remuneration of Council Members'.
  • Council RegulationsAt its meeting held on 23 July 2020 Council made the Council Regulations. The Council Regulations took effect on 1 January 2021.

    The Deakin University Statute and University regulations were published on the University website. On 16 April 2024 the Deakin University Statute and University regulations, including the Council 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.
  • Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes procedureThe University may establish awards (scholarships, bursaries and prizes) that recognise academic excellence, outstanding achievement and/or access and equity from a range of resources. This procedure applies to all such awards except higher degree by research scholarships offered by Deakin Research.
  • Credit Card policyThe Credit Card Policy sets out the responsibilities of University credit card holders and steps for the acceptable use of University credit cards by staff.
  • Critical Incident Management policyThis Policy outlines how the University will manage any critical incident, whether on or off-shore, that has an impact on the Deakin community or University activities.
  • Critical Incident Management procedureThe Critical Incident Management Procedure outlines University processes for effectively managing critical incidents.
  • Curriculum Design and Delivery procedureThe Course Design and Delivery Procedure sets out the processes that apply to the development and delivery of courses, units and micro-units.