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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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  • Casual Staff Employment procedureThe Casual Staff Employment procedure outlines the process for recruiting and employing casual staff at the University.
  • Child Protection in Australian Aid-Funded Research procedureThis Procedure applies to all staff, students and associates of the University engaged in Australian aid-funded (whether wholly or in part) research projects. It outlines processes to manage risks of child abuse and child exploitation during the conduct of the University's research activities.
  • 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 child.
  • Child Safety policyThis Policy outlines the University's commitment to promoting the wellbeing and safety of children connected to the University community.
  • Code of ConductThe Code of Conduct outlines the standards of responsible and ethical behaviour and conduct expected of all University staff and associates.
  • 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.
  • Community, Industry and Government Partnerships procedureThis Procedure relates to the development, approval, monitoring and review of community, industry and government partnerships (other than those specifically related to research matters) with other entities in Australia and overseas.
  • 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.
  • Conflict of Interest procedureThis Procedure sets out the processes for the staff to identify, declare, manage and report conflicts of interest.
  • Contractors and Consultants procedureThis Procedure applies to all contracts for the supply of services to the University except contracts that also include the supply of goods where the value of the goods is greater than 80% of the total value of the contract.
  • 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.
  • 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 procedureThis Procedure outlines the circumstances and terms under which a corporate mobile phone may be available to a staff member.
  • 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. 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'.
  • Course Design and Delivery procedureThe Course Design and Delivery Procedure sets out the processes that apply to the development, approval and delivery of courses.
  • 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.