Human Resources

UWA Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct

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Code of Ethics – an Overview

The University’s Code of Ethics is a statement of the ethical principles, values and behaviours expected of all staff and students at The University of Western Australia.

The Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct form part of the University’s contract of employment with its staff and apply to all officers and employees of the University, whether full-time, part-time or casual appointees, and to members of the University’s Senate. The Codes also apply to honorary and adjunct staff.

Visiting staff, and others acting in a voluntary capacity while participating in the life of the University community, are also expected to act in a manner consistent with the ethical and conduct obligations detailed in these Codes.

Contractors, their employees and representatives, and visitors engaging in any University-related activity are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the Codes.

It is a condition of enrolment that students adhere to the provisions of legislation and University policy including the Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct.

Code of Conduct – an Overview

The Code of Conduct details the legal and ethical obligations and expectations of all staff and students to act in accordance with the expressed standards of conduct, integrity and accountability contained in relevant legislation, University policies and Agreements.

Individuals employed or enrolled at The University of Western Australia are responsible for their own behaviour and obliged to conduct themselves in keeping with the provisions of the Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct with regard to each and every undertaking associated with University business.

Where staff conduct does not meet the standards set out in this Code of Conduct, and related policies, action may be taken under the Misconduct provisions of the relevant Collective Workplace Agreement (ref Appendix 1).

Where student conduct does not meet the standards set out in the Code of Conduct, and related policies, action may be taken under Statute 17, Student Discipline and Regulations for Student Conduct and Discipline.

 

Vice-Chancellor's address
January 2014
Code of Ethics
  1. Equity and justice
  2. Respect for people
  3. Personal and professional responsibility
Code of Conduct
  1. Equity and Justice
    • Equity of access to employment and programs
    • Achievement Relative to Opportunity
    • Harassment
    • Academic Freedom
    • Union Membership
    • Lawful Obedience
  2. Respect for people
    • Confidentiality
    • Complaints
    • Intellectual Property
  3. Personal and professional responsibility
    • Fraud and Corruption
    • Public Interest Disclosure
    • Safety and Health
    • Sustainability
    • Use of University Facilities and Equipment
    • Information Technology
    • Social Media
    • Public Comment
    • Risk Management
    • Ethical Conduct of Research
    • Conflicts of Interest
    • Professional Development

Appendices