The Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct represent the highest level of University policy and form part of the University’s accountability framework. The Codes are updated on a regular basis and provide contemporary advice and direction on a range of work and study situations encountered as part of our day to day campus activities.
Historically, the Codes have been sent to staff in a hard copy format along with correspondence outlining any amendments following a review of the Codes.
From March a new process will be introduced requiring all Pheme account holders to acknowledge and accept the Codes whenever passwords are changed. This change will assist in ensuring ongoing communications and that account holders review the most up to date version of the Codes.
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.
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.