The University is governed by the University of Queensland Act 1998. A number of University policies, which are approved by Senate, ensure the operations of the University comply with this Act and other legislation relating to equity and diversity areas.

These policies and procedures are available through the UQ Policy and Procedures Library (PPL), a number of which relate to equity and diversity areas. These are described below

UQ Code of Conduct

The UQ Code of Conduct applies to all staff employed by The University of Queensland. The Code of Conduct demonstrates the University’s commitment to compliancy with applicable laws and Standards, to promote a culture of fair and ethical behaviour and to encourage the reporting of corrupt practices, breaches of the law and matters detrimental to the University or its reputation.

Equity and Diversity Policy

This policy applies to all UQ staff, students and community. This policy provides an overarching statement of The University of Queensland’s commitment to equity and diversity for staff, students and the wider community and outlines internal structures and key aspects of operations where this is to be considered. The University also has obligations under a number of legislative instruments.

Prevention of Sexual Harassment Policy

This policy applies to all UQ staff, students and community. The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring that the work and study environment for all University employees and students is free from sexual harassment. The purpose of this policy is to define what constitutes sexual harassment, outline preventative measures and provide links to resources for the process of resolving sexual harassment complaints.

Prevention of Racism Policy

This policy applies to all UQ staff, students and community. It outlines The University of Queensland’s commitment to ensuring staff, students and visitors to the University are able to work, study and carry out their business in an environment that exemplifies respectful relationships and is free of discrimination and harassment. The policy defines what constitutes racist behaviour and provides links to UQ grievance resolution procedures.

Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment Policy

This policy applies to all UQ staff, students and community. It outlines the University’s commitment to ensuring that staff, students and visitors are not subjected to behaviours, practices or processes that may constitute discrimination, harassment, vilification or victimisation.

Disability Policy

This policy applies to all UQ staff and students. It states the University’s commitments and responsibilities under legislation and aims to ensure an inclusive environment for people with a disability to participate in work and study at UQ. The University seeks to adopt and develop leading practice in the area.

Children on Campus Policy

This policy applies to all UQ staff, students and community. The University of Queensland is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for staff and students and promotes a work and study environment that respects work, study and family responsibilities. The purpose of this policy is to outline the conditions in which children are permitted to be in the UQ work and study environment.

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Parental Leave Policy

This policy applies to all UQ staff members. This policy outlines the eligibility, entitlements, provisions and conditions of parental leave. This policy also outlines guidelines for people who breastfeed on campus.

Flexible Work Arrangements Policy

This policy applies to all UQ staff and outlines the policy and associated procedures for the flexible work arrangements available to UQ staff. More information about the flexible working arrangements available to UQ staff, can be found in the flexible work arrangements section of our website.

Carers Leave Policy

UQ’s carer’s leave policy forms part of the Personal Leave Policy and is applicable to all UQ staff members. It outlines the availability of carer’s leave (paid and unpaid) available to support a member of the staff members immediate family or household or a significant other.

Religious and Cultural Observance Leave Policy

These guidelines are intended to assist the University to maintain a working environment which enables staff to observe and attend to religious and/or cultural activities/duties and is available to all UQ staff members.

Recruitment and Selection Policy

This policy applies to all UQ staff members and outlines the University’s equitable, competitive and timely approach to the recruitment and selection of its staff.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Policy

This policy outlines the University’s commitment to implementing initiatives to increase the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within all levels of its staffing structure and to provide support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff retention, training, mentoring and career development.

Induction

This policy outlines the objectives of UQ staff induction as well as the responsibilities of the parties involved in the induction process and is applicable to all UQ staff members.

Staff Greivance Resolution Policy

This policy applies to all staff and provides an outline of the procedure for resolving a staff grievance in the most appropriate and best way possible. For more information about this policy, please refer to the 'Grievance Resolution Procedure' section of this website here.

Staff Assistance Services Policy

This policy applies to all staff and provides information about the internal and external services available to improve staff members working environment. 

Domestic Violence and the Workplace: Support Options Available for Staff

This guideline provides information to staff about the support available for staff who experience domestic violence.