Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

University Code of Conduct

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Status Current Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 13th December 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 25th May 2026 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority University Council The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 13th December 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date Not Applicable This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Responsible Officer Kath Coroneos
Manager, People and Culture Business Partnering and Recruitment
The position responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of a policy document and its review.
Responsible Executive Adam Malouf
Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President Operations
The position with overarching responsibility for ensuring implementation of, and compliance with, the policy document.
Enquiries Contact People and Culture Division
+61 2 4221 5902
General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

This is the first document to be published in the University's new Policy Library. It is basically equivalent to the document that was approved and effect at the time the migration occurred, except for the numbering system and references, which have been updated to align with the new formatting and current requirements.

Version Control and Change History

Date Effective - Approved By - Amendment

1 - 2 June 2000 - University Council - New Policy.

2 - 6 May 2009 - Vice-Principal (Administration) - Migrated to UOW Policy Template as per Policy Directory Refresh.

3 - 9 March 2010 - Vice-Principal (Administration) - New review date identified in accordance with Standard on UOW Policy.

4 - 12 July 2011 - University Council - Review of Code in line with review date, resulting in substantial revisions.

5 - 30 November 2012 - Vice-Principal (Administration) - Change from OHS to WHS.

6 - 11 September 2013 - Chief Administrative Officer - Change from VP(A) to CAO.

7 - 5 February 2014 - Chief Administrative Officer - Updated legislative references.

8 - 13 February 2014 - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Updated to reflect changes from Dean of Students to Student Ombudsman.

9 - 5 July 2016 - Vice-Chancellor - Consequential amendment following minor amendment to Coursework Student Academic Complaints Policy – removal of reference to Student Ombudsman at clause.

9.3. Transfer to rebranded template.

10 - 9 December 2016 - University Council - Consequential amendments to section 6. Standards Required of Staff and Affiliates – Working with Children and Young People following approval of the Child Protection Policy.

11 - 28 July 2017 - Vice-Chancellor - Insertion of reference to the Philanthropic Fundraising, Gift Acceptance and Recognition Policy.

The requirement for EO Online to be completed every two years by all staff members. Removal of reference to the now superseded Employment Equity and Diversity Unit. Insertion of reference to the Complaints Management Centre. Updates to position title. Insertion of ‘professional presentation’ to cover appropriate work clothing, grooming and related items. Extension of definition of “affiliates” to include contractors, volunteers and work experience students. Extension of definition of “staff” to include categories of employment and cadets and trainees. Addition of definition of “students”.

12 - 21 December 2021 - Vice-Chancellor - Amendment to include references to the Australia’s Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) Act 2020 and the Guidelines to Counter Foreign Interference in the Australian University Sector.

13 - 25 May 2023 - Vice- Chancellor - Insertion of modern slavery requirements. Insertion of a respectful workplace behaviour list.

Insertion of dress code guidelines. Inclusion of reference to the University’s independent, external whistle-blower hotline. Inclusion of more in-depth definitions of Personal Interest Disclosures.