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  • Safety and Welfare of Children and Young People - International Student Welfare ProcedureThis Procedure establishes a transparent process for the welfare and care of international students under the age of eighteen studying onshore at Victoria University.
  • Safety and Welfare of Children and Young People - Staff Code of ConductThe Victorian Child Safe Standards, established under the Child Safety and Wellbeing Act 2005, require organisations that provide services for children to have a Code of Conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children and young people.
  • Safety and Welfare of Children and Young People PolicyThis Policy outlines VU's staff responsibilities under the Victorian Child Safe Standards and VU's commitment to the protection, welfare and support of children and young people under 18 years of age. This Policy replaces the Management of Underage Students Policy.
  • Safety and Welfare of Children and Young People ProcedureThis Procedure outlines Victoria University's responsibilities towards the safety and welfare of young people under 18 years of age.
  • Salary Packaging PolicyThis Policy has been updated with minor changes to ensure clarity of staff entitlements, and reflects organisational structure.
  • Scholarships - Higher and Vocational Education PolicyThe current combined Policy and Procedure have been separated into two documents to reflect current templates. The documents have been renewed to reflect changes in legislation, align with the strategic scholarships renewal work which has been undertaken by the Scholarships Steering Committee, and operations which have been in development over the last 12 months.
  • Scholarships - Higher and Vocational Education ProcedureThis Procedure provides a framework for the management and implementation of Victoria University Grants and Scholarships, and the Commonwealth Scholarships Program at Victoria University, as set out in the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Education) 2010, Higher Education Support Act 2003.
  • Sexual Assault Response PolicyThis Policy affirms Victoria University's commitment to:
    a. Providing a safe and respectful environment for work and study for all members of the University community.
    b. Proactively addressing any environmental factors within the University's control which may contribute to sexual assaults involving members of the University community.
    c. Responding compassionately, appropriately and quickly to disclosures made by victims of sexual assault.
  • Sexual Assault Response ProcedureThis Procedure outlines the University’s processes in its support and referral role when responding to an allegation of a sexual offence that has a connection with the University’s students, staff, precincts, or with activities conducted by or on behalf of the University.
  • Sexual Harassment Response - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Preventing Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH) ProcedureThis Procedure outlines the processes Victoria University (VU) will follow to ensure compliance with its reporting obligations to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) Preventing Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH) Policy.
  • Sexual Harassment Response PolicyThis Policy affirms Victoria University's commitment to providing a work and study environment that is characterised by respect and collegiality and is, as far as possible, free of sexual harassment.
  • Sexual Harassment Response ProcedureThis Procedure guides Victoria University in its support, referral, and investigation when responding to an allegation of a sexual harassment that has a connection with the University’s students, staff, precincts, or with activities conducted by or on behalf of the University.
  • Space Allocation and Management PolicyThis Policy outlines the principles for allocation and management of Victoria University space.
  • Space Allocation and Management ProcedureThis Procedure outlines the processes for the allocation and management of University space.
  • Special Studies Program PolicyThis Policy has been updated to include reference to the Block Model, and the Procedure has been updated based on recommendations of the SSP Review Report.
  • Special Studies Program ProcedureThe Policy has been updated to include reference to the Block Model, and the Procedure has been updated based on recommendations of the SSP Review Report.
  • Staff Complaints Resolution PolicyThis Policy has been updated to update terminology and clarify scope.
  • Staff Complaints Resolution ProcedureThis Procedure has been updated to update terminology and clarify scope.
  • Staff Disability and Accessibility PolicyThis Policy ensures Victoria University builds and maintains a diverse and inclusive workforce and workplace by providing an environment where the staff of all abilities are valued, supported and encouraged, and can carry out their roles at the University to the fullest extent possible.
  • Staff Disability and Accessibility ProcedureThis Procedure describes how to request, develop and implement a reasonable adjustment to accommodate a disability/medical condition, including temporary medical conditions.
  • Student Alcohol and Other Drugs PolicyThe Student Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy and Procedure was updated into two standalone documents:
    1.the ~Student Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy’
    2.the ~Student Alcohol and Other Drugs Procedure’.
    These documents outline VU’s commitment to provide students with a safe and healthy learning environment, and what actions VU will undertake as part of this commitment. They also align with regulatory requirements, define authorised activities, clarify what is meant by a drug/substance (including e-cigarettes, over the counter medication), and harm- minimisation.
  • Student Alcohol and Other Drugs ProcedureThe Student Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy and Procedure was updated into two standalone documents:
    1.the ~Student Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy’
    2.the ~Student Alcohol and Other Drugs Procedure’.
    These documents outline VU’s commitment to provide students with a safe and healthy learning environment, and what actions VU will undertake as part of this commitment. They also align with regulatory requirements, define authorised activities, clarify what is meant by a drug/substance (including e-cigarettes, over the counter medication), and harm- minimisation.
  • Student Appeals ProcedureThis Procedure outlines the process by which specific decisions of the University may be appealed and is governed by the Student Appeals Regulations 2019.
  • Student Appeals Regulations 2019This Regulations provide for the appeal of University decisions relating to student affairs.
  • Student Charter PolicyThis Policy has been reviewed and the mission and student expectations have been updated. In particular, inclusion of expectations regarding behaviour whilst undertaking industry placements and fieldwork.
  • Student Clinics PolicyThis Policy outlines Victoria University's (VU) commitment to:
    a. The safety of students, staff and consumers in its Clinics; and
    b. To provide appropriate quality management systems and processes to achieve safe, client-centred and effective care consistent with the Australian Safety and Quality Framework for Health Care and is to be read in conjunction with the Student Clinics Procedure.
  • Student Clinics ProcedureThis Procedure outlines the clinical governance around systems and processes in Victoria University’s VU Student Clinics and supports the Student Clinics Policy. It provides information and associated documentation to guide specific situations, including the safety of students, staff and client-care in VU Clinics.
  • Student Complaints PolicyThe Policy and Procedure have been redeveloped with a focus on strengthening and simplifying complaints processes and mechanisms for students, staff who will deal with complaints, and University governance bodies; and improving the overall framework within which complaints are managed.

    Key changes include:
    • Replacement of the existing complaint stages system with a new four-stage model, which includes the introduction of a Review step;
    • Clarification and enhancement of the role and conduct of investigations, and the roles of the Integrity Office and the Senior Manager, Integrity and Safer Community; and
    • Clarification and tabulation of the different types of complaints, responsibilities, available resolutions, and decision-makers.
  • Student Complaints ProcedureThe Policy and Procedure have been redeveloped with a focus on strengthening and simplifying complaints processes and mechanisms for students, staff who will deal with complaints, and University governance bodies; and improving the overall framework within which complaints are managed.

    Key changes include:
    • Replacement of the existing complaint stages system with a new four-stage model, which includes the introduction of a Review step;
    • Clarification and enhancement of the role and conduct of investigations, and the roles of the Integrity Office and the Senior Manager, Integrity and Safer Community; and
    • Clarification and tabulation of the different types of complaints, responsibilities, available resolutions, and decision-makers.
  • Student Equity and Social Inclusion PolicyThis Policy gives effect to Victoria University's commitment to the promotion of equity and social justice for students.
  • Student Groups Leadership and Representation - Student Group Establishment, Affiliation and Funding ProcedureThe Policy and Procedure have minor updates to roles and responsibilities, scope (in particular in relation to VUSU), definitions and hyperlinks.
  • Student Groups Leadership and Representation PolicyThe Policy and Procedure have minor updates to roles and responsibilities, scope (in particular in relation to VUSU), definitions and hyperlinks.
  • Student Loan and Grant Fund PolicyThe revised Student Loan and Grant Fund Policy and Student Loan and Grant Fund Procedures realigns oversight, roles and responsibilities in the operations, management and governance of the Fund to reflect the current organisational structure. The process has been streamlined for more efficient student outcomes.
  • Student Loan and Grant Fund ProcedureThe revised Student Loan and Grant Fund Policy and Student Loan and Grant Fund Procedures realigns oversight, roles and responsibilities in the operations, management and governance of the Fund to reflect the current organisational structure. The process has been streamlined for more efficient student outcomes.
  • Student Misconduct ProcedureThis Procedure outlines the process by which alleged student misconduct issues will be handled and describes the penalties that will apply, if allegations are proven and is governed by the Student Misconduct Regulations 2019.
  • Student Misconduct Regulations 2019The Regulations define student misconduct and the applicable sanctions under the Governance, Academic and Student Affairs Statute 2013 and provide a framework for responding to student misconduct.
  • Student Retention and Success PolicyThis revised policy continues to express VU's long-held commitment to supporting the success of all its students, and proactively working to retain and enrich their experiences during their studies, employing a multi-faceted, university-wide approach. It provides a more holistic approach to retention and success, and has been updated to meet regulatory requirements, reflect the VU Block Model of teaching and learning, and edited for clarity and tone.
  • Student Volunteering PolicyThis Policy outlines the roles and responsibilities in relation to volunteer supervision; includes a reference to the Fair Work Act 2009, and recommends the development of position descriptions for volunteer positions.
  • Supervision - Supervisor Registration and Development ProcedureThis Procedure outlines the requirements and processes around the registration of Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Supervisors.
  • Supervision PolicyThe Policy has been reviewed and updated to clarify policy principles and expectations, as well as remove repetition. It also provides closer alignment to the principles of the Appropriate Workplace Behaviour Policy.