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.

Equal Opportunity and Diversity Policy

Status Current
Effective Date 14th November 2013
Review Date 14th July 2017
Approval Authority Vice-Chancellor and President
Approval Date 8th November 2013
Expiry Date To Be Advised
Unit Head Michelle Falconer
Senior Manager, Equity and Diversity
96787370
Enquiries Contact Michelle Falconer
Senior Manager, Equity and Diversity
96787370

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

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