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These are the approved templates for Deakin’s policies and procedures:
The following form must be completed and endorsed by the Responsible Officer for all policies and procedures before approval is sought.
Policies and procedures need to be clear and accessible. Find out tips for writing good policy.
Effective policy does not solely rely on content. Policy needs to be communicated clearly to key constituencies to engage people and secure compliance. The Implementation Plan sets out what needs to be done to achieve policy/procedure objectives.
Policies are statements of principle. They set out the position of the University on key aspects of operation or direction. Procedures describe the steps required to comply with University policy.
There are two phases of consultation:
The Executive and the Policy Manager.
In essence, the Responsible Officer owns the policy.
The Responsible Officer is an Executive member or a Senior Manager and is assigned by the Vice-Chancellor to be accountable for a particular policy or procedure. The Responsible Officer is responsible for ensuring that policies and procedures for which they are responsible remain up to date and accurate and for monitoring their compliance.
The Implementation Officer is a Manager (normally at HEW level 9 or above), who is assigned by the Responsible Officer to lead the development, implementation and review of the relevant policy or procedure.
Members of the University community are notified via email once the newly published policy and procedure is available on The Guide. Typically this would include the Implementation Officer and Key Stakeholders enabling further dissemination where appropriate in line with the communication strategies of the Implementation Plan.