Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and a summary of the changes from the previous version of the document. Please note that the Unit Head listed on this page is the current owner of this policy and may not reflect the University position/staff member who owned this policy at the time of publication.

Equal Opportunity and Diversity Policy

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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 14th November 2013 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 14th July 2017 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority Vice-Chancellor and President The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 8th November 2013 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.
Unit Head Michelle Falconer
Director, Equity, Diversity and Wellbeing
This is the officer generally responsible for day to day administrative matters.
Enquiries Contact Michelle Falconer
Director, Equity, Diversity and Wellbeing
General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

31 August 2022 – System Administrator Fix – fix broken hyperlink to the Sex Discrimination Act 1994.

16 April 2021 – Document updated to reflect unit title change for the Equity and Diversity Unit to Equity, Diversity and Support.

11 March 2019 – removed embedded URLs and replaced with associated information placeholder URLs.

29 August 2016 - Preliminary review completed - no changes required.

8 July 2016 - policy amended to reflect the official name change of the University concurrent with the change to the University's Act and By-Law.

10 February 2015 - Amended policy to reflect change of position title from 'Vice-Chancellor' to 'Vice-Chancellor and President'.

The main changes are:

Amendment of the Policy name from Equal Opportunity Policy to Equal Opportunity and Diversity Policy to better reflect the importance of and organisational commitment to diversity.

Section 1 Purpose and Context amended to clarify focus of policy as being on setting out the framework for implementation of equal opportunity and diversity at UWS

Section 2 Definitions now included in this one section

Section 3 Policy Statement amended to include the principles of equal opportunity that underpin all UWS operations

New Part A Outlining how UWS will promote equal opportunity

Deletion of Part B in old policy regarding the Social Justice Committee as this Committee no longer operates at UWS.

New Part C Lists the current legislation that underpins the policy

Part D Updates the reporting requirements

Part E Replaces the Former Part F. Gender Equality in the Worplace replaces Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace due to legislative changes.

Clauses Amended

Policy: All

Guidelines: All


16/06/2021: Division name changed from Equity, Diversity and Support (E,D&S) to Equity, Diversity and Wellbeing (E,D&W)