A fair Deakin community
Practices, policies and networks to ensure a fair, inclusive and diverse work or study environment
Discrimination and harassment
Deakin University is strongly committed to the principles of equity and fairness in education and employment. Deakin will not tolerate unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment or victimisation.
Discrimination may be
- unfavourable treatment because of a personal characteristic, for example age, race or disability
- being disadvantaged because of a personal characteristic resulting from an unreasonable requirement, condition or practice.
Read more about discrimination, including how to get help or advice.
Sexual harassment is any unwelcome behaviour of a sexual nature and is not tolerated under any circumstances. Read more about sexual harassment, including how to get help or advice.
Workplace bullying is repeated, unreasonable behaviour directed towards a person or group, that creates a risk to health and safety, including mental or physical health.
Find out more about bullying and how to deal with it.
HDCOs are staff who are trained to assist staff and students with any enquiries about discrimination, sexual harassment or bullying. Read more about HDCOs
Equity and Diversity run equal employment opportunity (EEO) training sessions for managers, supervisors and team leaders. Dates for 2014 are to be announced. Read more about EEO training.
There are also some cultural diversity online training modules for staff, covering Australian culture, cultural awareness and cross-cultural communication.
Diversity and inclusion
Deakin University's culture respects, values and actively pursues the benefits of diversity across the organisation. This ensures that staff and students have opportunities to reach their full potential and participate in all aspects of University life.
Supporting diversity, inclusion and equitable practices also makes good business sense. It greatly enriches our University culture and improves educational and employment outcomes.
Parents and carers
Deakin offers a number of flexible working arrangements for staff such flexible working hours and working from home. Further information
Policies and procedures
Deakin University has a legal and an ethical responsibility to create a campus environment free of discrimination and harassment, and has clear policies to ensure that it fulfils its legal responsibilities and duty of care to the Deakin community.